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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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Connecting More Communities

The superb contributions of the Collin's Foundation have helped us broaden and deepen the impact our of Connecting Communities Program even further! We now have the ability to provide classes and services in 5 different spoken languages and 10 translated languages (for qualifying participants).

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Easterseals Oregon

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

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Addressing Food Insecurity This Winter

One of the biggest challenges faced by people struggling with homelessness is food insecurity. With the help of Americares and the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, we prepared nutritional and transportable food kits - a lot of them - to be distributed to homeless populations during the harsh winter months.

Several sunflowers, growing in the community garden, on a sunny day.
The inaugural year of our community garden plot at the Skinner City farm has provided opportunities for Sean (Veterans Employment Specialist, Eugene) to engage with our participants in a beautiful and calming environment.
Classroom with chalkboard. Written on the chalkboard is a list of words in English, accompanied by their Spanish translations.
Thanks to a superb grant provided by the Collin's Foundation, our Connecting Communities program has been able to broaden and deepen its community impact even further. We now have the ability to provide classes and services in 5 different spoken languages!
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Easterseals Oregon employee and US Air Force Veteran Teresa Truesdell offered some words of insight along with a list of invaluable resources for Veterans who may be struggling, particularly in the face of the current events in Afghanistan.
Senior male, Charles. He is sitting at his station, in his new workplace: a warehouse at Precision Fulfillment. He's wearing a green button-up and a blue hat.
Time and time again, we see the power of community partnership leading to the success of our participants. Thanks to a partnership with Precision Fulfillment, US Navy Veteran, Charles is excitedly employed and full of hope for the future.

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Stories of Hope

James, AKA
James' Journey Comes Full-Circle

James, AKA "Patch" was once a participant in our employment program for homeless Veterans; but now, he's been an indispensable Easterseals employee for over a year.

Connecting Communities Participant, Kevin. He is standing in the dining are at his work: The Old Spaghetti Factory. He's wearing his all-black uniform, which includes an apron and a hat. He's smiling and facing the camera.
Kevin's Connecting Communities Journey

When negative stigma about disability created barriers to employment for Kevin, our team helped him break those barriers down.

Connecting Communities participant, Sergio Navarette-Reyes. He is standing in from of a
Sergio Navarrete-Reyes - A Connecting Communities Success Story

Sergio's road to employment has been full of challenges and barriers, but that's our specialty!

Connecting Communities participant, Norberto, posing in the Beaverton Connecting Communities office. He is wearing a protective mask, but you can tell he is smiling. He's holding some supplies provided by our program, including a gas card to help him commute for his new job. He's wearing a black Puma track jacket and jeans.
Norberto - A Connecting Communities Succes Story

Norberto's body couldn't handle his career in building maintenance anymore, but he didn't know where to turn next.

Senior Community Service Employment Program Paricipant Grace. She is standing outside, holding a bouquet of tulips, wearing a black mask, and smiling. She's wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, and her hair is tied up in a bun.
Grace Jenkins - a Senior Employment Success Story

When Grace and her husband faced homelessness, she stepped up to build a path toward the medical field. With our staff's help, she reached her goals.

Veteran participant, Bennie Harris - with his move-in supplies and welcome-home kit, in his new apartment home.
Several Years of Homelessness Finally Came to an End

Mr. Harris is an Army Veteran who had experienced several years of homelessness due to a criminal record. It was time for a real change.

Senior Community Service Employment Program Participant, Charles Coggin. He is smiling, standing in front of a temporary housing unit, at his new job. He's wearing a hat, sunglasses, a blue t-shirt, jeans, and a watch.
Charles C. - An Older Worker Success Story

When Charles was homeless, unemployed, and living in his car, he turned to our Senior Community Service Employment Program for help.

US Army Veteran, Robert and his wife, standing in front of their home. She is giving a
Robert's Veteran Housing Assistance Journey

Establishing stable housing is often the most necessary first step to building a better foundation to grow upon.

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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Excited Veterans Moving In

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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