Easter Seals Dixon Center Model of Excellence
Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services are represented nationally by the work of Easter Seals Dixon Center (ESDC). The Center is a team, a shared facility and an entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and training focusing on veterans and military families’ quality of life.
Easter Seals Dixon Center believes our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. Our mission is to ensure that's possible in every community. We work to break down barriers, drive a new conversation about the potential of our veterans, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness. Our national credibility and community-based reach – through 74 affiliates across all 50 States – provide an unmatched, accessible resource and support for veterans and military families.
Why Easter Seals Dixon Center?
Easter Seals Dixon Center is changing the conversation about veterans and military families to highlight their potential and create life-changing opportunities.
As the wars recede from the minds of the American public, we cannot forget about veterans and military families. We recognize and embrace the talents of veterans and military families, whose needs are evolving, not disappearing.There is only so much that government can do, and the current “stovepipe” approach of many organizations that focus on a specific demographic lacks reach and staying power.
What We Do
Easter Seals Dixon Center is the “go to” resource for veterans, military families, employers and organizations that want veterans reach their potential and participate fully in their communities.
We help veterans and military families know where to go and how to get assistance. We are the #1 service provider for people in need, serving 1.6 million people annually. 88.1 percent of all giving goes to programs. The national CLASSY Awards named us a 2014 finalist as Most Impactful Organizations for Veterans and Military Families.
How We Do It
We work nationally and locally to break down barriers and connect individuals and organizations with easily accessible solutions veterans and military families need to access meaningful employment, education, and healthcare.
Easter Seals Dixon Center is the military and veterans arm of Easter Seals, which has been supporting all generations of veterans since World War II. We identify gaps in service and work with partners to fill those unmet needs. To date we have trained more than 35,000 caregivers through a partnership with the Veterans Administration. 7,000 veterans and military families have been served via Community OneSource.
Where We Do It
In communities across the country, Easter Seals affiliates deliver services that veterans and military families need to live productive, successful lives. Veterans come home to families and community, so serving them must be a community undertaking. Our 74 affiliates serve our local communities across all 50 States.
How Can You Work With Us?
ESDC’s national credibility and community-based reach provide an unmatched resource enabling our veterans and military families to succeed where they live. Join us to change the dialogue about veterans and military families.
Are you a veteran or member of a military family?
If you need assistance, ask us.
Looking to financially support veterans and military families?
Easter Seals Dixon Center is the only organization with the national and community reach and credibility to affect change in the lives of our veterans and military families. Be a catalyst to make a difference in the quality of life for veterans and military families.
Do you want to know more about how your organization can offer assistance to veterans and military families?
They have the same needs as those you serve. It’s simple to include them in your existing programs.