Our mission is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. The theory of our impact is that we make a life of purpose and independence possible for our participants through our commitment to quality support, innovative service offerings, and continuous organizational evolution.
Founded in 1951, Easterseals Louisiana has served thousands of individuals with disabilities. In 2022, Easterseals Louisiana provided support to nearly 9,000 individuals and families across Louisiana. These services ranged from Support Coordination and Early Development Screenings to Transitional Housing and Behavioral Health Case Management. Easterseals Louisiana strives to offer the best services and programs available to assist children and adults with disabilities achieve independence in their lives and their communities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 Americans currently live with a disability. This prevalence means the need for services that support individuals with disabilities and their families has never been greater. For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource committed to expanding possibilities for children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and seniors. We work every day to empower people with diverse perspectives and needs with the resources necessary to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Supports provided by Easterseals Louisiana include:
At the core of the Easterseals Louisiana organization is a common passion for caring, shared by its 200+ staff members, volunteers, donors, and those who support its mission. This heartfelt commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families is what Easterseals is all about. View our Core Values here.
To learn more about participant, staff, and stakeholder satisfaction and to gain insight into our strategic vision check out our most recent Impact Report!
Our strategic planning efforts aim to refine our organization’s identity, define our 3-year vision, and engineer the operational rhythms required to execute our strategy. Essential to our process was the input of multiple groups including our participants and their families, team members, and community stakeholders. Through ongoing meetings, interviews, and surveys, we learned about the identity and collective vision of Easterseals Louisiana.
Throughout our year-long process, we continued to iterate as we developed our enhanced mission statement, theory of change, beliefs, and vitals utilizing ongoing feedback loops. On this solid foundation, we built our three year objectives and key results.
Most strategic plans wind up on shelves. Crucial to our process was packaging our identity and vision into an actionable tool: the Compass. In addition, we designed a set of core operating rhythms to ensure the plan would be implemented and monitored effectively.