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2 young teens running our 5k course at the Oregon Zoo. One of them has their arms in the air, trimphantly, and the other is giving a
The first annual Walk, Run, & Roll at the Oregon Zoo was a wondrous occasion that has built a solid foundation for next year's event and every year to come after!
To all that participated, donated, and volunteered, please enjoy this recap as a token of our gratitude.
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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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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.

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Home and Community-Based Services Can’t Wait

October 7, 2021

I have Muscular Dystrophy which requires full care for all activities of daily living. Through home …

Mature Workers: Hire for the Attitude, Train for the Skill

September 29, 2021

 An interview with Crystal Odom-McKinney, National Director of Senior Community Service Employment P…

Listen Today: How an Advocate Saw Her Future as a Young Person with a Disability

September 22, 2021

My 15-year-old author friend Anja Herrman, a.k.a. DJ Mermaid, is going to be on WBEZ, Chicago Public…

The Makings of an Accessible Vacation Resort Experience

September 7, 2021

My family makes it a priority to take a vacation together every year. Some vacations are smaller (Wi…

Caregivers Deserve Better

August 27, 2021

Our son Gus was born in 1986 with significant physical and developmental disabilities. He lived at h…

Stories of Hope

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.

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.

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.

Kevin's Journey - A Veteran Success Story

Kevin and his family had spent months living in their car before finding help at Easterseals Oregon. It was time for a change.

Connecting Communities participant, Gerardo B. He is on top of a snowy mountain, looking into the camera. He is smiling and waving his hand at the camera. He has sunglasses, a bandana, and a hooded sweatshirt on, and he has a gray beard.
Gerardo B - A Connecting Communities Story

Gerardo had numerous barriers to overcome, including addiction, a career change, and a need to build employable skills.

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.

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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