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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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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Rantz as President and CEO.
She brings eleven years progressive experience in the industry and has proven her passion, dedication, and leadership over the past five years at Easterseals Oregon.
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We were recently selected by the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs to receive a grant which will enable us to further expand our services for veterans who are experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness.
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One of the biggest barriers to overcoming poverty and homelessness is finding reliable transportation to work. Our Eugene homeless veterans employment team partnered with Sponsors, inc. for a wonderful approach to break this barrier down for some of our participants.

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Here’s What You Don’t Know About Unemployment

September 22, 2022

It’s hard not to notice the media’s attention on COVID-19 and its impact on employment. Since 9.6 mi…

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Accessible Airlines: Maybe Never Felt So Good

August 30, 2022

This post is a reaction to a Disability Scoop article about wheelchair accessibility and air travel.…

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Disability Committee Twitter Reactions: Why Do People Choose Cruelty Over Understanding?

August 8, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, someone published a tweet making fun of Vice President Kamala Harris for intr…

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When it Comes to Disability Inclusion, Ignorance is Not Acceptable

July 28, 2022

Every July since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law, I’ve felt …

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My Journey to Disability Pride: I Wasn’t Always so Proud

July 27, 2022

My Disability Pride month story starts with the truth – I wasn’t always so proud. 15 years ago, lyin…

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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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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