Housed Veterans

Mike's Story

Our Veterans services teams work every day to combat veteran homelessness. Mike McCracken (a participant in our program) shared his experience with us, to offer some hope and perspective to anyone who might need it.

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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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Bloomfest 2021

After much deliberation, consideration, and reorganization, we finally have the details ironed out for our biggest event of the year: our annual Bloomfest. This year's event will be a little different due to COVID-19; however, the values, the joy, and the goals of the event all remain intact. Pre-order your bouquets or check out volunteer opportunities now through April 6th!

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Portland, OR 97223

Phone: 503-228-5108

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Easterseals Oregon Awarded "Provider of the Year" by Honoring Heroes

Easterseals Oregon has been named "Provider of the Year" by Honoring Heroes - an organization dedicated to assisting United States Veterans and active duty personnel and their families. Read on to learn about Easterseals Oregon, Honoring Heroes, and the Provider of the Year award.

Connecting Communities participant smiles as he opens a new laptop, given to him by our program.
Comcast Oregon helped us bring 2020 to a close with some much-welcomed positive news: we've been awarded a grant of $30,000 to provide our participants with laptops that will enable them to adapt to some of the biggest challenges presented by this year
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Easterseals Oregon is proud to be able to assist many in our community who are facing the double impact of COVID-19 and the recent devastating wildfires. Thank you to all of our donors, and especially our friends at Americares, for making this support possible.
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Oregon's Latino population continues to be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus, but Easterseals Oregon has partnered with the Oregon Latinx Leadership Network to help empower members of the latinx community who have been affected by COVID-19.
Program participant Jorge C smiles while enjoying a meal in his powered wheelchair at our office.
Jorge came to us with hopes to improve upon his English skills, interviewing skills, and knowledge of American culture so he could find a new job related to his interest and experience with sports.
Read on to learn more about Jorge's journey with Easterseals Oregon!

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Stories of Hope

Jorge C, a Connecting Communities participant, smiling while eating in our classroom.
A Home Run for Jorge

Highlighting the Success of Connecting Communities Participant Jorge C.

Kimberlee spotlight
Kimberlee, a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) success story!

Confidence issues, anxiety, and depression were barriers to Kimberlee's success, but with some help from the HVRP, she broke that barrier down

Connecting Communities participant, Antonia, smiling
Antonia's Path to Success With Connecting Communities

Without any formal education,Antonia was in serious need of assistance, but the Connecting Communities program was ready for the challenge.

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Chad Chappelle, a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) success story!

A returning college student faced joblessness, but the HVRP was there to save the day

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Raul - An Injured Warehouse Employee - Needed a New Start

When faced with the tough decision to change careers, Raul was looking for help. Our Connecting Communities program was exactly what he needed

Connecting Communities participant, Esmeralda, smiling during one of our classes.
The Barriers Kept Adding Up

Esmeralda struggled with a language barrier, had emotional struggles, didn't have a driver's license, and needed to find childcare for her child with special needs. Read on to see how she's doing now

Mr. Fenton
Excelling Beyond Minimum Wage With the Homeless Vetereans Rehabilitation Program

"Easterseals Oregon HVRP was 100% beneficial and is the best thing that's happened to me in a very long time!" - Mr. Fenton

Senior woman, working as a cashier, wearing a protective mask.
A New Smile and a New Lease on Life

This Senior Community Service Employment Program participant has excelled and thrived

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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