Military and Veterans Services

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Returning home from military service after experiencing combat and adjusting to life -- especially life with an injury or a disability -- can be a complex, bewildering and extended process. The crisis facing the nation in meeting the physical and mental health needs of the 1.8 million members of the Armed Forces who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan is overwhelming and continues to grow. Thousands of injured military service members are returning home hoping to successfully transition to civilian life. Many communities are not equipped to respond appropriately to their unique needs, nor are they aware of how to best work with military and veterans systems in the process. Easter Seals' Military and Veterans Initiative responds to this call for action.


Veteran Staffing Network

Functions as a full-service staffing agency (temp, temp-to-perm, direct hire) placing veterans, military spouses, National Guard and Reservists, and wounded warriors. Revenues from placement fees are reinvested to provide crucial support services for veterans, wounded warriors and their families.

Military Family Respite Program

Provides a critical service for military families whose children have severe disabilities and their siblings. Families receive "time off" from parenting and specialized for their children, creating a healthy and stable home. The progam has expanded to include "Little Warriors," children of wounded soldiers.

Homeless Veteran Reintegration Programs 

Helps homeless veterans reintegrate into society and the labor force while providing effective services aimed at addressing the complex challenges homeless veterans often confront. Services include job training, counseling and placement services, as well as assistance with VA benefits, health issues and transitional/permanent housing. 

Family Caregiver Training

Provides comprehensive caregiver training to family caregivers of eligible post-9/11 veterans. Easter Seals shares its expertise in addressing the unique emotional and medical needs involved in caring for loved ones who return home with serious injuries after their service to the United States.

Little Warriors Child Develoment Program

Provides the highest quality early childhood education, intervention and therapy for families of wounded soldiers, allowing service members to focus on their own recovery. The program is housed in The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center and other Easter Seals Child Development centers throughout the region.

Senior and Adult Day Services

Extending Easter Seals medical rehabilitation expertise, Easter Seals adult day services meet daytime needs of adults with disabilities and older adults while promoting their dignity and independence. Easter Seals partners with families to ensure a continuation of their high-standards of care. Licensed occupational, physical and speech/language therapists deliver services in a familiar environment “where it means the most.”