Easterseals South Florida is proud to have served individuals challenged by disabilities and disadvantages in our community for more than 80 years. We continue to make an impact thanks to the support of our grateful families, community leaders, donors, and friends. Together, you have made it possible for us to deliver vital services aimed at strengthening more than 1,700 South Florida families. We owe our success to the unwavering dedication of our team and to your generosity. The road ahead continues to challenge us in new and profound ways. As a nation and community, there is so much work for us to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all - especially in the disability community. Our families need our support, now more than ever, and we will be there for them with your help. Click on our impact video to the right to get a first-hand look at how your Giving Tuesday donation can make a difference!
Meet Clelia. She was diagnosed with a speech and language impediment. However, she was given the opportunity to participate in the Easterseals South Florida Head Start program. In less than three months, her parents noticed an incredible improvement. "We managed to understand her!" Learn more about Easterseals South Florida's incredible Head Start services that help kids like Clelia achieve their goals.
Meet Romell. He is a 22-year-old student with Autism who started the Easterseals Academy when he was in middle school, but today, he is a graduate with high honors from the Culinary Arts Program. Learn more about Easterseals South Florida's Culinary Arts Program that helps young adults like Romell.
Meet Phoenix. Phoenix and his mom were going through a very rough patch. His parents divorced. He lost his home and eventually became homeless. Through various Easterseals South Florida services, Phoenix’s mom was able to secure an amazing job and move into a new home. Phoenix even got a new puppy! Learn more about how Easterseals South Florida helps families just like Phoenix every day!
Meet Jayden. Jayden has made tremendous progress in all areas! When Jayden first started at Easterseals last summer, it was hard for him to enter the classroom without crying; he had difficulty separating from his parents. Learn more about therapy services, and how Easterseals South Florida helps kids just like him every day.
Meet Gladys. If you're anything like our Gladys, you'll do all the things you love and live each moment to the fullest. A client at our Kendall Adult Day Care, Gladys is a shining example of achieving the best possible quality of life with the help of a strong support system. Gladys recently celebrated her 101st birthday surrounded by loving family, friends, and program staff! Learn more about our Adult Day services, and how Easterseals South Florida helps mature Americans live their fullest life.
"Our mission is to provide services that address equity and inclusion disparities for individuals with disabilities by enhancing education, advancing health, expanding employment, and elevating community. We are driven by passion to deliver on these ideals for each family we serve which is why we devote over 92 cents of every dollar to programs and services. Click on our Impact Report below to see some of the ways we have been working to improve lives in the South Florida Community.