Six smaller circles in a circular formation with a program title around each of them. The Easterseals DC MD VA logo sits in the middle of all of the circles.

Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA has worked to enhance quality of life and expand access to mental healthcare, employment, education, and respite opportunities for people with military backgrounds and their families. Our holistic military and veteran services create a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives.

Easterseals DC MD VA proudly served 2,000 veterans and military families last year.

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals

The Cohen Clinic provides high-quality, accessible outpatient mental healthcare to post-9/11 veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard, Reservists, their families, and caregivers regardless of role or discharge status. Our skilled clinicians and staff have been trained to work specifically with veterans, and some are veterans themselves.

  • 92% of Cohen Clinic clients would recommend the clinic to a friend or family member

Veteran Staffing Network

VSN is dedicated to finding meaningful jobs for veterans and military spouses. Our career coaches prepare job seekers for all levels of employment with resume building, interview practice, networking, and more. Additionally, VSN advises employers interested in hiring veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

  • Easterseals raised its job placement rate for veterans and military spouses by 29%

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

HVRP helps homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness prepare for long-term employment and receive support for complex transitional needs. We serve homeless veterans, incarcerated veterans, homeless female veterans, and their families. Services include job training, counseling, and placement services, as well as assistance with Veterans Administration benefits, health issues, housing, and transportation.

NOVA Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award Veteran & Military Family Services finalist

  • 98 homeless veterans enrolled in HVRP employment and local support services

Military Family Respite Programs

We offer respite care for military, veterans, and wounded warrior families with children with and without disabilities. Parents and caregivers receive a much-needed break while their child receives individualized care at Easterseals one Saturday per month. In-home specialized respite care is available to active-duty Navy families who have a child with a disability.

  • $64,865 worth of respite care services were provided to families free of charge

Little Warriors Child Development Program

Children of wounded warriors receive scholarships to attend Easterseals Child Development Centers. Our inclusive early care and education programs create nurturing environments where children of all abilities learn together in a shared classroom. We support children and their families as they focus on their service member's recovery.

  • Scholarships valued at approximately $25,000 each were awarded to Little Warriors

Adult Day Services

Our Adult Day Services provides cost-effective daily clinical services and engaging activities for adults, seniors, and veterans of all ages. Our centers are a safe, home-like environment with caring staff. Transportation is available to and from each of our three Maryland locations. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans the opportunity to attend Easterseals Adult Day Services two days a week.

  • 96% of participants had an improved quality of life as a result of attending an Easterseals Adult Day Services center

*Unless otherwise specified, figures reflect the most recent fiscal year.