Since 1951, Easterseals Louisiana has been an indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disabilities. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life-changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by today's disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disability for the 21st century.
In 2022, Easterseals Louisiana supported over 8,000 families across the state. We strive to offer the best services and programs available to assist children and adults with disabilities to achieve independence in their lives and their communities. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day and by helping our participants build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Our primary services include: Support Coordination Services for Infants & Toddlers, Children, Adults, and Seniors, Behavioral Health Services, including Rapid Re-Housing and Transitional Housing, System Point of Entry (SPOE)/Early Development Screening, and Camping & Recreation for those with disabilities.
98.5% of participants say they are likely to recommend ESL services to people they know.
95.5% of participants say they are satisfied with their experience with ESL.
" I thank God for Easterseals Louisiana. They saved me from the streets and being homeless when I became displaced. "- ESL Participant
"The program does great work in helping parents and children. The staff are supportive, and take care of the "red tape" seamlessly in the background allowing parents to deal with the challenges of parenting a child with developmental delays and navigating the system."- ESL Participant
"I love camp because it is fun, and I get to see my friends and go swimming every day!"-Alyssa, Camp Able Camper
"One of my participants, age 101 is living in the community with her family and receiving services." - Michelle Support Coordinator
"One of my participants just started high school. She let me know during our meeting last week she is attending the homecoming dance with a date, which was a huge milestone for her"- Holly Support Coordinator
"I assisted a participant with finding a provider that could assist her with addiction. After struggling with addiction for several years, she has now been sober for 6 months!"- Nicolette
Behavioral Health Supervisor