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75 Years of Inclusion

As our 75th anniversary of serving vulnerable Oregonians approaches, we remain true to our roots and to our goal of 100% inclusion and 100% empowerment for all.

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Our Vision

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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2022 Camp Registration

The registration period for our 2022 all-abilities summer camp program is now open! If you want to learn more, register a camper, or volunteer, click the link below to learn more.

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Easterseals Oregon

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

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More people than ever before are unhoused in Washington County, Oregon. In response to the crisis, we have doubled the capacity of our Housing Program to help people and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless get into housing.
Please join us in welcoming Connie Koder, our new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Koder has over 10 years of experience as a controller and replaces Kristen Rantz, the former CFO and COO for over five years who was selected to serve as the new President & CEO of Easterseals Oregon.
Please join us in welcoming Kathryn Gerhards as our new Director of Senior Services. Ms. Gerhards has over 10 years of experience working on programs for nonprofit organizations. She replaces Deb Sanchez, the previous Director who recently retired after six years of leadership.

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You Might Find Something Accessible to Be Thankful for Within this List

November 21, 2022

This is my favorite time of year. I love reflecting on the year and recognizing what I’m thank…

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It’s Not Political, It’s Access: The Disability Community Supports Easier Voting Access

November 8, 2022

While selfishly I’ve always thought people with disabilities – the community of which I identify – w…

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Two Members of Congress are Putting a Spotlight on Accessibility

November 8, 2022

Here’s why it’s cool to have a Senator who uses a wheelchair to get around: she’s an accessibility e…

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What I’ve Learned from Working Alongside My Colleagues with Disabilities

October 17, 2022

This blog was also published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Written by Roddy Tabatabai. As co-foun…

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Working for Companies Who Prioritize Disability Inclusion Has Made All the Difference in My Career

October 4, 2022

This blog was also published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Having an employer that believes in yo…

Stories of Hope

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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.

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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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