Our Mission

“Together, we empower people through encouragement, education, and employment.”

Serving 12 counties in the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast region, Goodwill Easterseals provides programs and services to help individuals and families overcome challenges due to disabilities and other barriers that impact economic well-being, self-sufficiency, and quality of life.

Our mission is to help families, in whatever shape they are in – needing a job, a GED, or literacy skills, help with parenting a special needs child, or a place for their adult family member who can’t stay home alone. They may need help teaching their children to be ready for school, or getting a piece of medical equipment they can’t afford. Whatever the need, Goodwill Easterseals is here for them.

If you have donated one bag of clothing. bought one item in our stores, spent one hour tutoring, mentoring a teen, or helping us read stories to toddlers – THANK YOU. You have helped us to make a person’s life brighter, a future more secure, families more confident. You have helped us strengthen individuals, families, and communities, one child, one parent, one person at a time.

You have more choices than ever in how you spend your time and talents, and where you put your resources. Invest them in making families healthy and whole, and you will see them thrive. And you will change the world.

Hope to Opportunity Tours

We encourage everyone to join us, and to invite your friends, to our “Hope to Opportunity” Tour. These tours are offered twice a month. Take only one hour to explore the many services & programs that we provide; meet the people we serve as they share their story; and participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of our missions.  Talk with people whose lives have been changed thanks to your donations and support.

Strong families are the best investment.