Easter Seals Greater Houston, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: Any child or adult with a diagnosed disability or who is at risk and can benefit from our programs. Easter Seals Greater Houston is the only organization in Houston providing services to ALL people with disabilities regardless of their ability to pay.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2010 - 5,700 clients
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: clean toys, volunteer for Family Day Out, volunteer with the Adult Recreation and Leisure program - Saturday bowling, quarterly field trips or Mondays at Wednesdays during the day program, file and other office administration, assist during yoga and play therapy
Geographic areas served: the greater Houston area including Harris, Ft Bend, Montgomery and Galveston Counties
Programs: Infant Program provides comprehensive Early Childhood Intervention Services for children from birth to age three years including physical, occupational, speech and vision therapy as well as case management services; The Caroline School provides a choice for parents of children with severe and/or multiple handicapping conditions who do not want to send their child to a public school; Children's Therapy Program provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to children over the age of three as an extension of our Infant Development Program; Toy/Tech offers a toy lending library, play groups, pet therapy and educational experiences for children with disabilities and an assistive technology lab; Respite Services provides many support short-term relief options to parents who provide ongoing care of their family member who has a disability; Camps, Counseling & Case Management provides day and away camps for children with disabilities, play therapy and support groups for individuals of all ages with disabilities, their siblings and caregivers as well as case management services; High School/High Tech is a community-based partnership of parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals and business representatives working together to encourage high school students with disabilities to explore the fields of science, engineering and technology; Housing Initiative assists low-income adults with disabilities or a family with a child with a disability through financial literacy classes, homebuyer’s education, one on one counseling, rental assistance and for some, down payment assistance to help them realize the dream of owning their first home; and, Adult Services provides recreational opportunities to adults with disabilities.