Easter Seals of Greater Houston

Nationally, Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, other special needs, and disabled veterans. For about 70 years, Easter Seals Greater Houston has been offering help, hope and answers to people of all ages with disabilities and their families. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our community.

Founded in Houston in 1947, Easter Seals Greater Houston provides a variety of needed services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and their families in the five counties surrounding the Houston area. We are the only organization in the greater Houston area providing comprehensive services to individuals with all types of disabilities and their families.

Originally called the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, the organization was started to provide services to individuals with disabilities living in Houston and Harris County. The Center served as a school and as a therapeutic service center over the years, and was briefly called the Children's Center for Developmental Therapy. In 1989, the organization changed its name once again and greatly expanded and reorganized it's services to meet the needs of its clientele. Today as Easter Seals Greater Houston, the organization provides multiple outstanding service programs (Adult Program, Camps & Case Management, BridgingApps, The Caroline School, ECI Infant Program, Housing Initiative, High School / High Tech, Respite Services, Toy / Tech, the Assistive Technology Lab, Transition Services, and Veterans Services) to children and adults with all types of disabilities and their families.

County / Counties Served: 
Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant

Grant Amount: $1,525,000

Program Description:
Project proposes to improve collaboration and increase mental health services available to veterans and their families through system-level changes, outreach, and provision of direct services.

Program Partners:
American Legion Post 416, Catholic Charities, Combined Arms, Crisis Intervention of Houston, Disability Rights Texas, The Dixon Center, Grace After Fire, Impact a Hero, Mental Health Association, My Service Dog, Paws for Heroes, Xena Project, Strong Star, U.S. VETS, and Worklife Institute