MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM This program provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities for the purchase of medical supplies, adaptive equipment, devices, environmental modifications, or services which would lead to an improved quality of life and greater independence. Eligibility is based on evidence of need and is subject to availability of funding. Funding is provided through local United Way allocations, community contributions and private foundations. Equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and personal care items is also available for loan with limited funding from the Alabama Department of Rehab (STAR program). Call Chara Brown at (251) 300-6093 for more information.
VETERAN CAREGIVER SERVICES Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families is an AmeriCorps program funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by the University of Maryland. This
program recruits and trains volunteer service members to provide weekly respite relief to families of veterans in the Florida Panhandle. Upon completion of one year of service (450 hours) these volunteer members are eligible for an education award. A small monthly stipend is also provided to the members to assist with gas and travel costs associated with their service to the veteran. Call Caroline Dixon at (850) 659-7188 for more information.
SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) The SCSEP program offers job training and employment opportunities for low income seniors over 55. This program is funded through a grant with National Easterseals and the US Department of Labor. GES sponsors the program in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia, AL. We provide training as host agency sites at the Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach locations. Call Thelma Matthews at (251) 300-6273 for more information.
WALK-IN SERVICES All Goodwill Easterseals Community Centers offer employment services to self-referred individuals seeking assistance with job search, resume writing, electronic application submissions, and interviewing skills. The computer lab is manned for self-directed job search activities on Tuesdays and formal job readiness and soft skill classes are provided at the Mitchell Community Center for those that need extra assistance. Call Ty Spraggins at (251) 300-6087 for more information.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE This program provides disaster relief, assistance with household needs for families in crisis, and other types of emergency requests. Staff help families locate community and social service agencies and link individuals to churches participating in the Good Samaritan Program. Call Randy Henry at (251) 300-6094 for more information.