Mission & Strategic Plan

Our Mission

With locations statewide, Easterseals VT empowers and assists parents and children to improve their lives. At the heart of all we do is our belief that families can, with the right assistance, address their problems and be safe and healthy within their communities. Easterseals VT has earned a reputation for being the lead agency in the state in promoting family-centered practices for social services.

“When our family was struggling with the diverse and often overwhelming needs of several adopted youth, the one constant, positive, pragmatic, and unerringly supportive resource was our post-adoption worker from Easterseals VT. I can’t say ‘Thank you’ enough for their workers who always respond, always show up, and always support us. A shining example of a part of the system that really works!”

-Easterseals VT Adoption and Guardianship Services Client

A leader in social services for individuals with disabilities, Easterseals NH employs 1,400 individuals and provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to nearly 16,000 people each year with 11 core programs throughout the state.

Easterseals NH and Easterseals VT are one organization. As such, we are recognized as one of the most progressive, impactful, and diverse Easterseals affiliates nationally. 

Easterseals NH & VT is an unwavering ally to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and those in need at all ages. We do this by being the provider of first choice—delivering care, compassion, and clinical excellence with holistic, integrated comprehensive plans of care that empower individuals to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Through community advocacy and education, we work to create inclusion, respect, and dignity for all.

Our Strategic Imperatives

Focus | Continuum of Care | Integration | Access

In 2023, we moved forward with our vision for a stronger, more integrated Easterseals NH & VT with the goal of better serving our clients and communities.

Our Enterprise Goals

Serve our Clients
  • Facilitate the realization of full potential and community integration
  • Prevent trauma and nurture recovery
  • Maximize access to and utilization of resources
Strengthen our Organization
  • Create a thriving community of professionals, front-line service workers, and volunteer service providers
  • Achieve financial sustainability within each major service area
  • Deliver critical technical platforms and management information
  • Secure and fully utilize the facilities needed to meet our service goals
Engage our Community
  • Provide thought leadership to our sector
  • Be the provider of choice
  • Build a Board of Directors that fully represents the communities we serve
  • Create greater awareness of our organization
Advocate for our Cause
  • Pursue priority policy reform and advocate for vulnerable populations
  • Provide information and education for key stakeholders


By creating a seamless, integrated service experience for our clients, we will become the provider of choice for those who need our services. We will nurture and protect every person we serve by reducing trauma, keeping families together whenever possible, and finding nurturing solutions for children and older adults who cannot remain at home or live independently.


We seek to maximize outcomes for individuals and families as measured by the social determinants of health depicted by the icons in the graphic at the far right. Social determinants of health are an important benchmark. Together, they influence the overall quality of life and one’s ability to participate in the community.