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After Two Years Without A Home, It Was Time For Real Change

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.
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Persistence Pays Off - Homeless Veteran Success Story

Robert Swan, an HVRP participant, posed in front of the Easterseals Oregon sign. Robert Swan is a US Marine Corps Veteran who enrolled in the Easterseals Oregon Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program in November of 2019 because he was at risk of homelessness.
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Thank-You Letter From Camper Katie's Parents

Easterseals Oregon camper Katie's parents wrote us a wonderful thank-you letter to share their gratitude for what Camp Easterseals has meant to their family. For many, our camp means a fun and inclusive summer, and for some it means tradition.
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A Home Run for Jorge

Jorge C, a Connecting Communities participant, smiling while eating in our classroom. Jorge came to our program with limited English comprehension or reading/writing skills. With the help of our staff, he has been able to make great strides in his ESL courses and job-readiness classes. Read on to learn about how far Jorge has been able to go.
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The Barriers Kept Adding Up

Connecting Communities participant, Esmeralda, smiling during one of our classes. Esmeralda struggled with a language barrier, had emotional struggles, didn't have a driver's license, and needed to find childcare for her child with special needs. Read on to see how she's doing now
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Antonia's Path to Success With Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities participant, Antonia, smiling We are ecstatic to celebrate the success and hard work of our participant, Antonia P. Antonia was able to complete a series of classes on the subjects of food safety and CPR training. Through her engagement in our ESL classes and employment training, she has made great strides.
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A New Smile and a New Lease on Life

Senior woman, working as a cashier, wearing a protective mask. During her first 3 months in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Beth immediately leaned into the training and support offered by our staff. It was very clear that she was feeling alone, disenfranchised, and in need of employment assistance. With the help of our amazing staff, Beth was able to turn her life around.
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100% Included and Empowered

Be 100% you and celebrate 100 years with Easterseals After more than 100 years, Easterseals does not falter in our commitment to 100% inclusion and empowerment. Celebrate with us, learn with us, and grow with us.
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Chad C - A Homeless Veteran Success Story!

Chad Chappelle spotlight Chad C. enrolled in our Portland Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program. While he was employed part-time in Nutritional Services with the school system, the end of the school year meant his job was ending, too. Chad hoped to find an opportunity in social services, in order to put his extensive volunteer experience to good use.
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Kimberlee, a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) success story!

Kimberlee spotlight 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.
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Our Summer Camp Changes Lives

Programs Spotlight Jonathan is 13 years old, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder. His condition affects his social relationships, academic and self-care skills. He is a kind boy with a bright mind. Having positive and exciting camp experiences is so helpful for Jonathan. It helps him feel less “different” and more like everyone else. He is building memories that will last his whole life. – Tina, Jonathan’s mom.
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Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening

mom huggin two sons with text is your child developing on time? Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
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