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Our vision is to create and deliver disability services, workforce development and housing programs that result in 100% included and empowered participants in their communities.

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Easterseals Oregon

7300 SW Hunziker St, Suite 103
Portland, OR 97223
Phone: 503-228-5108

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Easterseals Policy & Partnership Forum
Kristen Rantz attended the Easterseals Policy & Partnership Forum in Washington D.C, along with Sharon Toncray, Board Member, Kathryn Gerhards, Director of Employment Services, and James ‘Patch’ Ackland, HVRP Program Manager. The forum was a success!
Thank you for contributing to BLOOMFEST 2024!
A BIG thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and community partners for supporting us through our Bloomfest sales week! We couldn't have done this fundraiser without you!

Recent Posts From

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Taking Charge of Your Story: Why Representation Matters

July 23, 2024

By Christina Gann The first time I ever encountered a queer narrative in a video game was The Last o…

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Disability Pride, Queer Pride, and the Medical Model

July 18, 2024

By Mids Meinberg As we enter into Disability Pride Month, I believe it is important to think about t…

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My Disability is Part of My Story

July 15, 2024

By Liz Meckes, Director of Development, Easterseals Southeastern Pennsylvania  Surprise! I have a pr…

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Becoming a Chef at Easterseals South Florida’s Culinary Arts Program

July 11, 2024

Sebastian Millan loves to cook Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. He also enjoys making Cuban food…

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We Are Fighters and Survivors: How Disability Pride Changed the Game

July 9, 2024

By Jennifer Msumba Hi, my name is Jen Msumba. To me, having pride in my disability is about first ac…

Stories of Hope

Ivan is an adult male with black hair, a goatee, and brown eyes. He is wearing his work uniform - a black polo that reads
Cultivating Ivan's Desire to Help Others

Ivan made it clear that he had a desire to help others; and through his determination and perseverance, we helped him start a new career.

Robert is standing outside of a Macy's location. He is wearing a Salvation Army red apron, holding a bell, standing next to a donation collection stand. He is smiling and posing for the photograph.
Helping US Army Veteran, Robert Spread Kindness

After struggling for years with PTSD and other barriers, Robert was ready to find happiness, stability, and direction again.

Dany is standing, inside of the Safeway grocery store, where he works. He is wearing a mask, a black jacket, and tan pants. His hands are in his pockets, and he is looking into the camera.
Dany's Path to Independence and Employment

When Dany needed help identifying and achieving career goals, our Connecting Communities Program was the perfect stepping stone.

Richard, AKA RA, standing on top of a scissor lift, at his job. He is wearing a yellow hard hat, safety goggles, knee pads, jeans, a tool belt, and a grey sweatshirt.
Getting the Tools to Carve Out a New Future

This Veteran's journey from homelessness to housed and employed was a test of his body and his mind, but he pushed through.

Maggie is standing near a clothing rack, inside the Habitat for Humanity thrift shop. She's sorting through clothing on hangers, and she's smiling.
Cultivating Maggie's Career Shift

After 20 years as a nurse, Maggie could no longer physically accomplish the required tasks, but what would she do now?

HVRP Participant, Charles is sitting at his workbench at his new job. He's smiling and wearing a blue hat, green jacket, and gloves. Location: warehouse at Precision Fulfillment
Charles Meets "The Boss" - A Veterans' Employment Success Story

With the help of our partners at Precision Fulfillment, we were able to help get homeless Veteran, Charles into stable employment

Mark is wearing a neon yellow flagger uniform, holding a stop sign at his new job, as a flagger at A+ Flagging. Location: a residential street.
Mark Leveraged His Existing Skills to Escape Homelessness

After becoming homeless during the deepest stages of the pandemic, Mark needed help identifying steps back to independence.

Elijah M. is wearing his new work uniform: a security guard uniform. He is also wearing a blue mask and glasses. He is posing in front of a planked fence, holding his radio.
Elijah's Journey (Part 2)

Earlier this year, we shared Elijah's success in our housing assistance program. Now we're happy to share his employment assistance story, too!

Get to Know Our Programs

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Empowering Seniors in a Changing Job Market

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) assists low-income seniors seeking employment, training assistance, and social engagement. Through our transitional employment program, we equip seniors with updated skills, empowering them to enter a new and changing job market.

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Breaking Down Language Barriers to Build Up Communities

One of the biggest challenges to attaining employment in the Latin-American community is the language barrier. The Connecting Communities program provides employment services for individuals with disabilities who have language and/or literacy barriers, empowering them to pursue their career goals.

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Serving the Families of Those Who Have Served Our Country

Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families program provides support to veterans and their families to find permanent housing, prevent eviction, obtain documentation, secure benefits (SSI or VA), and increase skills and income.

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