Programs Overview

Children and Adults with Disabilities and/or Special Needs

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

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.

Culturally Specific Services for Minorities with Disabilities and Language/Literacy Barriers

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.

Employment and Housing Assistance for Seniors (55+)

Easterseals Oregon serves our senior population by working to lift seniors (55+) out of financial hardship and/or homelessness. Through housing and employment assistance, we empower seniors to live a dignified and fulfilling life. Learn more here.

In the spotlight

Veteran participant, Mr. W. and his wife, smiling while looking into the camera.

Mr. W. and his family hadn't had a stable home for over 2 years. After reaching out to Easterseals Oregon, this Veteran family was placed in a hotel immediately, then permanent housing within 45 days. The full story of this homeless Veteran's struggles and triumphs will leave you inspired.

Latest news

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Easterseals Oregon With Grant

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce the award of nearly $1 million in grant funding to support a range of robust and innovative local veteran service efforts and key projects to improve veterans’ access to transportation, housing, health care and other vital services across the state. Read more

Easterseals Oregon Provides 250 Food Kits to Homeless Populations

Easterseals Oregon is honored to receive a generous grant from Americares in order to provide food to homeless people across the state. With these funds, we've been able to prepare 250 kits to be given to people without stable housing or food security through the winter months. Read more

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month can be traced back to 1945, and we've come a long way since then; but at Easterseals, our work remains unfinished until true employment equity for people with disabilities is achieved. Read more

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