Our mission is to ensure that it's possible for veterans and military families to live their lives to the fullest in every community. We work to break down barriers, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness. Our grassroots outreach – through 74 local affiliates in communities nationwide– provide unmatched, accessible, and indispensable resources and support for veterans and military families.
Grassroots Solutions through Easterseals
The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. That's why Easterseals specializes in identifying the needs of veterans and military families, particularly with employment, job training and support like family respite opportunities. We work to make solutions easily accessible in communities.
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Advocacy & Education Veterans and military families deserve services delivered in an appropriate, timely, and accessible manner. Our Washington, DC-based government relations team works to influence federal and state legislation affecting veterans and military families and actively engages with Congressional staff in pursuit of these goals.
Employment Programs and Job Training Our employment programs provide the necessary tools to achieve and maintain meaningful employment and a steady income. We offer skills training, job search assistance, employment preparation and guidance. For example, we partner with the Direct Employers Association, which has a membership of about 800 employers who want to hire veterans and people with disabilities. Through this partnership, Easterseals is offering a job search portal ateasterseals.jobs, which features job postings from these employers.
Military and Veterans Caregiver Services We strive to ensure military caregivers can access what they need to take on the enormous responsibility of caregiving—often, while still needing to work, navigate family life and take care of themselves. We embrace and support military caregivers, particularly as they transition into this new experience, life-long trajectory and unfamiliar — yet vital role — within their families and communities.
Support Hotline Full-time staffers manage a dedicated toll-free number and email where veterans and military families can request benefits information; assistance with basic financial, health/well-being and education services; and resources for everything from legal aid to housing to caregiving. Our staff connects these individuals to public and private organizations most suited to their needs and follow-ups to ensure that viable options have been found. Call 866-423-4981 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran Community Services & Support Veterans come home to their families and communities, so serving them must be a community undertaking. That's why, across the country, we are delivering services that veterans and military families need to live productive, successful lives.
What are many veterans asking themselves these days? "What to wear?!" As military members return to civilian life and face the job search, figuring out the right suit to wear to an interview can be the biggest challenge, while the job responsibilities are a breeze. Watch the video below to see why, and help spread the message that veterans are highly skilled and valuable employees. See all three of our military themed public service videos.
In November 2015, Easterseals hosted Heroes Work Here, an event to educate corporate leaders on hiring and retaining veterans. With friends and partners, we gathered important advice about how to hire America’s best and brightest. Find tips on why and how to hire veterans here!