Frequently Asked Questions
What is Easterseals Hawaii?
For over 70 plus years, Easterseals Hawaii has been a community resource for individuals with disabilities and their families. We provide a comprehensive approach to services and have many locations across the state. As families face new issues when it comes to getting and receiving care, we reaffirm our dedication to providing access to services for those living with disabilities, and their Ohana. Our work is also to continue educating our community about disabilities and evolving to meet the needs of our ever-changing world.
What types of services does Easterseals Hawaii provide?
Easterseals Hawaii offers home and community-based services and supports—categorized into five distinct support areas: Live, Learn, Work, Play and Act.
Are Easterseals Hawaii services limited to specific types of disabilities?
At Easterseals Hawaii, we serve a wide range of disabilities, both visible and not visible. Our goal is to remove obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives—on their own terms. We are here to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in our community such as:
- Early Intervention (Part C IDEA)
- Early Childhood Services
- ABA Program
- Adult Day Health (ADH)
- Assistive Technology
- Support Services (including skilled nursing)
- Employment Services
How is Easterseals Hawaii supported financially?
Easterseals Hawaii is a Section 501(c)(3) organization that also receives funding from a variety of other sources, including private insurers, government agencies, and fee-for-service. To ensure our services are accessible to as many people as possible, Easterseals Hawaii relies on public contributions.
Is Easterseals Hawaii a non-profit organization?
Easterseals Hawaii is a non-profit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Does Easterseals Hawaii have a religious affiliation?
Easterseals Hawaii is not affiliated with any religion and does not discriminate. At the core of the Easterseals Hawaii organization is a common passion for caring shared by our staff, volunteers, and by those who support our mission.
What are Easter “seals”?
Easter “seals” are stamp-like seals that were first created in 1934 to raise money for services benefiting children with disabilities. Once known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the organization was renamed “Easterseals” in 1967, reflecting the public’s awareness and acceptance of the campaign.
How can I volunteer?
Easterseals Hawaii’s continued success in providing services to people with disabilities would not be possible without volunteers! Your time, energy, and heart will inspire and touch the lives of those we serve. Your personal commitment enhances the services we provide to our clients nationwide. Search for a volunteer opportunity in your area.
Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us!