serving those who served
Our Easterseals Veterans Rally Point program serves CT Veterans, and provides free life-changing services that are philanthropy funded. 100% of all donations made to Veterans Rally Point are tax deductible as a program of the highly acclaimed, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
For many of the brave men and women veterans/servicemembers who have served our country, the journey home is complicated and challenging. Whether our veterans/servicemembers are recovering from physical and/or psychological injuries or trying to navigate the civilian world to gain meaningful employment, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut walks with veterans/servicemembers on their journey every step of the way. At Easterseals, no one is left behind! These services are free and local, serving our Connecticut Warriors.
Our Life Changing Services
The needs of veterans/servicemembers & military families are evolving, not disappearing. With 70 years of expertise and experience, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is committed to working with veterans and their families to secure employment. It is through job placement that veterans can achieve self-sufficiency and independence. Reach out to Ravery@escrec.org for more information.
Our experienced staff provides guidance through the confusing world of VA benefits and VA Healthcare. If our Staff doesn’t have the answers, we will connect you with a Veteran Service Officer to assist.
Utilizing Easterseals’ Veterans Rally Point Computer Lab, we provide 1:1 customized support and training that results in veterans conducting electronic job searches and completing individualized on-line employment applications. If you’re just looking to sign-in and check your email, you’re welcome to come in!
Individuals are offered the training needed to meet the requirements of various employment opportunities. Services include interview preparedness including resume and cover letter development, computer basics and applications, office etiquette and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
Weekly Peer Meetup meetings—join us for conversation and refreshments. No topic is off limits. Together we stand…you are not alone. Guest speakers, field trips, Peer speakers, and more! JOIN US!
At Easterseals, we understand that there are circumstances in life that result in veterans/servicemembers needing a “hand up” to get back on track and continue their journey. A personal finance management session is required. Get enrolled in our partnership with Jenifer at Money Canvas money management program.
Easterseals Veterans Rally Point provides an on-site clothing resource room that is available to Military, Veterans & their families as they prepare to re-enter the workforce or transition in to a new career. This clothing is either new or gently used. All we ask is that you fill out the sign-out form in the Clothing Closet.
Easterseals Veterans Rally Point provides a non-perishable food pantry for those American Warriors in need.
Easterseals recognizes that family members and caregivers of veterans/servicemembers also need help. If you are caring for one of these brave men or women, call Easterseals for support and guidance. We are looking to plan our next Caregiver Retreat in 2022!
Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluations and advocacy for options and services to meet veterans/servicemembers comprehensive health needs.
We help eligible military, veterans, and their families secure a safe, warm bed as they work to find employment, save some money, and then advance into permanent housing to live their best lives. Reach out to Vin O’Neill at Voneill@escrec.org for more information and to check availability.