By engaging local organizations and communities, Easterseals has worked to connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness since World War II. Our grassroots outreach – through several affiliate locations in communities nationwide– provide unmatched, accessible, and indispensable resources and support for veterans and military families.
To find out if an Easterseals in your area is offering veterans services, please contact your local Easterseals.
The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. Easterseals specializes in identifying the needs of veterans and military families, particularly with employment, job training and family respite opportunities. We work to make solutions easily accessible in communities in the following areas.
Our advocacy team works to influence federal and state legislation affecting veterans and military families and actively engages with Congressional staff in pursuit of these goals. Our primary focus is to ensure that Veterans and military families have access to appropriate services and supports.
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, in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Easterseals established the Veteran Staffing Network, which has as placed 2,700 people with jobs in 37 states since its inception.
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 through respite services, caregiver training, and connections to local resources. Visit our military family caregiver resource center.
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.