Easterseals Oregon's barrier-free summer camp for children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs provides a place where activities are designed to be inclusive. Campers discover new abilities, gain independence, make lifelong friendships, and build lasting memories. In addition, caregivers receive respite time to rejuvenate themselves. Campers get to stay four nights at our dedicated retreat during the summer months. Learn more here.
Veterans of the United States Military and their families are empowered to live their lives to the fullest in every community. We work to break down barriers, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness. Easterseals Oregon 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. We provide case management to identify barriers and connect them with community resources such as immediate needs, employment, health care, legal aid, child care services, personal financial planning and transportation. Learn more here.
Individuals with disabilities who have language and/or literacy barriers receive services essential to their employment success when they come to Easterseals Oregon. Our Connecting Communities program offers workshops for job application completion, mock interviews, resume building, English classes, computer classes and help to find and retain employment. Learn more here.
Kimberlee, an Army veteran, came to our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) as a referral from Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP). She recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and needed a job.
Our deepest gratitude to all those who have made donations to help participants in our programs who have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent wildfires across Oregon. Special thanks to Americares and to its donors for a recent gift of $10,000 and supplies worth another $10,000 to help our program participants who are in urgent need right now. Together, with such compassion and support, we will overcome the devastation brought on by the wildfires and pandemic disasters. Read more