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Easterseals Oregon's Inclusive Summer Camp 2021

How Can We Achieve Equity and Financial Wellness after the Pandemic? As we celebrate the 31stanniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we join our partners at Freddie Mac for an important discussion about how to bridge economic disparities and emerge from the pandemic stronger. Register today to discover resources and services availablenow to support people with disabilities and the greater community in overcoming common financial barriers on the road to independence.

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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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Our CEO, Carol Salter, shared some insightful thoughts around the topic of Universal Design and Universal Design for Leaning. If you're unfamiliar with the topics, this is an especially-rewarding, short read!
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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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Making the Internet Accessible: Are We There Yet?

June 28, 2021

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Happy Father’s Day! A Chat with One of our Favorite Dads

June 17, 2021

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! We’d especially like to wish a Happy Father’s Day t…

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Challenging Misconceptions as a Father with a Disability

June 16, 2021

Dominick Evans, also known as Dom, is an incredible father – but as a disabled person who pare…

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About Ableism: Lessons Learned from a Teen Advocate

June 12, 2021

I’m pretty sure ableism wasn’t even a word when I lost my sight in 1986. Don’t get me wrong here: ab…

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Inclusion Begins with the Youth: On Educating Kids about Disability

May 27, 2021

During presentations I give about disability awareness, one thing I like to get across to the school…

Stories of Hope

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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

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Excelling Beyond Minimum Wage With the Homeless Vetereans Reintegration Program

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

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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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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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