BLOOMFEST, our 34-years-young fundraising event is coming up this Spring!

Help provide life-changing services to children and adults living with disabilities and to seniors and veterans in need by pre-ordering or purchasing tulip bouquets (grown locally at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm) at 40+ BLOOMFEST pop-up locations around Portland and Salem.

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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.

To learn more About Us and read our full Mission Statement, click here.

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Bloomfest Ball: March 1st!

The Bloomfest Ball is a live event to collectively celebrate and honor those whose generosity has made a life-changing difference to children and adults with disabilities, and to seniors and veterans in urgent need in our community! 

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Easterseals Oregon

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

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Meaghan Bradley-Bussell of Becker Capital Elected to Board!
“We are thrilled for Meaghan to join our Board! She has a deep commitment to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, as well as Veterans and seniors who are urgently in need of housing and employment services." - Kristen Rantz, President & CEO of ESO
A Big Welcome to New Board Member Sharon Toncray!
“Sharon is an outstanding addition to our Board. She is highly skilled in Strategic Planning and is an expert in Labor Relations, Employment Law, Employee Relations, and Healthcare Management. We are very excited to work with her!”- Alan Crouch, Board Chair

Recent Posts From

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Beyond Compliance: Fostering Accessibility, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility

February 19, 2024

By Andrea Jennings  Community Love: Cultural Humility and Accessible Solutions In the tapestry of hu…

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Access and Inclusion: Acts of Love in the Disability Community

February 13, 2024

By Alicia Krage Since moving in with my boyfriend last year, I’ve thought a lot about the various wa…

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Accessible Transportation: A Lifeline to Connect Individuals to Their Communities

January 30, 2024

By Andrea Jennings Accessible transportation serves as the lifeline for many individuals, fostering …

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Why We Need Accessible Cities

January 25, 2024

By Mids Meinberg The United States is a car-centered culture. While increasing work-from-home and de…

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All I Want is an Easier Way to Get New Durable Medical Equipment

January 9, 2024

Editor’s Note: This blog shows the complex systems disabled people have to navigate just to re…

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.

Robert is standing outside of a Macy's location. He is wearing a Salvation Army red apron, holding a bell, standing next to a donation collection stand. He is smiling and posing for the photograph.
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.

Richard, AKA RA, standing on top of a scissor lift, at his job. He is wearing a yellow hard hat, safety goggles, knee pads, jeans, a tool belt, and a grey sweatshirt.
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.

Maggie is standing near a clothing rack, inside the Habitat for Humanity thrift shop. She's sorting through clothing on hangers, and she's smiling.
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?

HVRP Participant, Charles is sitting at his workbench at his new job. He's smiling and wearing a blue hat, green jacket, and gloves. Location: warehouse at Precision Fulfillment
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

Mark is wearing a neon yellow flagger uniform, holding a stop sign at his new job, as a flagger at A+ Flagging. Location: a residential street.
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.

Elijah M. is wearing his new work uniform: a security guard uniform. He is also wearing a blue mask and glasses. He is posing in front of a planked fence, holding his radio.
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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