Our mission is to ensure that it's possible for veterans and military families 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. Our grassroots outreach – through 69 local affiliates in communities nationwide– provide unmatched, accessible, and indispensable resources and support for veterans and military families.
Grassroots Solutions through Easterseals
The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. That's why Easterseals specializes in identifying the needs of veterans and military families, particularly with employment, job training and support like family respite opportunities. We work to make solutions easily accessible in communities.
Our work in action
Advocacy & Education Veterans and military families deserve services delivered in an appropriate, timely, and accessible manner. Our Washington, DC-based government relations team works to influence federal and state legislation affecting veterans and military families and actively engages with Congressional staff in pursuit of these goals.
Employment Programs and Job Training Our employment programs provide the necessary tools to achieve and maintain meaningful employment and a steady income. We offer skills training, job search assistance, employment preparation and guidance. For example, we partner with the Direct Employers Association, which has a membership of about 800 employers who want to hire veterans and people with disabilities. Through this partnership, Easterseals is offering a job search portal at easterseals.jobs, which features job postings from these employers.
Military and Veterans Caregiver Services We strive to ensure military caregivers can access what they need to take on the enormous responsibility of caregiving—often, while still needing to work, navigate family life and take care of themselves. We embrace and support military caregivers, particularly as they transition into this new experience, life-long trajectory and unfamiliar — yet vital role — within their families and communities.
Veteran Community Services & Support Veterans come home to their families and communities, so serving them must be a community undertaking. That's why, across the country, we are delivering services that veterans and military families need to live productive, successful lives.
Health and Wellness Programs We aim to reach as many veterans and military families as possible to provide health resources and programs, including adult day and medical rehabilitation services.
RallyPoint is the premiere digital platform for the military community to come together and discuss military topics both socially and professionally. Members build peer to peer relationships across branches, generations, and conflicts forged by the common bond of service. Within the community, members can build their professional network, ask questions, share photos and stories, connect with members in a secure environment, and explore educational and career opportunities. Join Easterseals on RallyPoint here.
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