Easterseals VT is an independent nonprofit formed in 1985 by Vermont residents who identified gaps in services in our local communities. While we are proud to carry the name of the national organization, Easterseals, which has a 100-year tradition of providing quality services for children with disabilities or special needs, Easterseals VT functions independently. Our mission and services, as well as all financials including fundraising, are determined and fully managed at the local level in Vermont. We rely on state and local funding and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to ensure the unique services of Easterseals VT are accessible to the more than 1,800 Vermont residents who receive assistance annually.

The variety of programs and services we offer is shaped by our ongoing commitment to identifying gaps in services and securing family-centered solutions for challenges parents and children face. We work collaboratively with families and teams that are pursuing healthy attachments, trauma repair, quality mental health treatment, and permanency for children connected to the Department for Children and Families. Our ongoing objective is to help build a strong future for Vermont children by assisting families with their needs as they learn and grow together.

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Together, we are building a strong and unified community of care that creates opportunities and offers equitable access to services for thousands of individuals and families.