About Easter Seals
Easterseals Military & Veterans Services
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.
Military Caregiving Webinars
Easter Seals offers free bi-monthly webinars which provides information on depression, childcare, intimacy, hearing loss, caregiver self-care, and home safety.
Military Caregiver Training
Easter Seals offers an in person and online training and self-study workbooks for post 9/11 military caregivers. This training is through a contract with the VA and in collaboration with Atlas Research, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Alliance for Caregiving, and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
Center-based or In-home Adult Day Services
Provides services for caregivers of older veterans who have physical and/or cognitive concerns.
Easter Seals offers an assortment of respite care options, to include care for those with special needs. Additionally, they have teamed
up with the University of Maryland’s Legacy Corps, which provides service members and veterans in-home respite care for themselves and their families at locations around the United States.
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