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$2.5M stateoftheart veterans service center officially opens Nov. 11, Veterans Day

Bravery. Sacrifice. Heroism. This Veterans Day takes on
a particularly special meaning locally as Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
opens the doors to its $2.5M Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Road in Norwich. A formal program
with local, state and regional leaders, along with the partners who made this project a
reality, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. followed by a reception and celebration at 4 p.m.

“This project highlights the role of Easterseals in the community, and the many partnerships that
make this kind of initiative a reality,” says Ron Welch, BG (Ret) U.S. Army and Vice President of
Military Services & Economic Development, Easterseals. This is a center of excellence that not
only serves a major need for all military, veterans and their families but can also serve as a
model for similar types of facilities across the country.”

The 18,000 squarefoot stateoftheart facility serves military, veterans and their families with a
variety of innovative services under one roof, including:

VA Benefits Consultation

Behavioral Health

Employment and resume assistance

Computer Center

Educational & Job Skill Training

Emergency Financial Assessments, and Financial Coaching

Clothing Closet & Food Pantry

Caregiver Training & Support

Case Management

Transitional Housing

Peer to Peer Support Groups

Adds Easterseals President & CEO, Robin Sharp, “With this oneofakind facility, all military,
veterans and their families are one step away from getting the services they need with
personalized case management. These veterans have offered us the ultimate sacrifice serving
our country. Now, we can offer them the necessary services needed in one place to build their
quality of life and do all that we can to support them during and after their service.”

About Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Overview of our lifechanging 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization: For more than 70 years,
awardwinning and CARFaccredited Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut has
been serving children, seniors, veterans and adults with disability and other special needs.
Through its unique Veterans Rally Point services as well as its other services including Medical
& Vocational Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology, Dementia Clinic, Supported Education, Adult
Day Support and Social Enterprise Businesses, Easterseals rebuilds minds, bodies, and lives
every day. Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with
disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their
communities. All Abilities. Limitless Possibilities.
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About Easterseals

For more than 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for individuals with
disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 68 Affiliates in communities
nationwide serve 1.5 million people annually through highquality programs including autism
services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more. In schools,
workplaces and communities, we are fostering environments where everyone is included and
valued making a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone
regardless of a
ge or ability is 100% included and 100% empowered. Learn more