Social Media Engagement Guidelines
Twitter asks a very basic question of its users: “What’s happening?” And we know the answer to that question – we’re working every day to help children and adults with disabilities and their families live, work, learn and play in our community. Through our social media accounts we will provide you with information on Easter Seals Greater Houston’s major activities, programs, opportunities and initiatives. We welcome your thoughts on any and all of those topics.
Please note that while it is important to us to respond to suggestions, issues or complaints, we will not do so through the use of social media. If you need information regarding programming, staff, appointments, events etc, please contact your service provider, Development Department or the Program Director directly – either through phone or email – all of which are located on our “contact us” webpage. You will receive a timely response through this route.
Here are a few things you should know about our social media engagement:
All official Easter Seals Greater Houston Twitter account is @eastersealshou. Our official Easter Seals Greater Houston Facebook page is “Easter Seals of Greater Houston”. We additionally have pages for “Easter Seals Walk With Me Houston”, “The Bash – A Halloween Happening”, “YUPES – Young Urban Professionals of Easter Seals” and our program pages for “Social Motion Skills” and “BridgingApps”.
We are committed to having a dialogue with our followers. We count on you to use @ message in a way that contributes to the dialogue. We love opinions; we love them even more when you back them up with facts. Please be patient, we will respond a quickly as possible.
Following a Twitter/FaceBook account or including an account in a Twitter/FaceBook list does not constitute an endorsement; the same applies to re-tweeting messages posted on accounts that ESGH does not own, or marking them as “favorites.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common questions we hear at Easter Seals, and their answers. If you have any other questions or would like to request more information about Easter Seals Greater Houston, please feel free to contact us. You may also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to receive updates on program happenings, events and other agency news. Thank you for your interest!
What is Easter Seals?
For nearly 70 years, Easter Seals Greater Houston has been offering help, hope and answers to children and adults with disabilities and their families. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals Greater Houston creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. We are the only organization in the greater Houston area providing comprehensive services to individuals with all types of disabilities and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
What types of services does Easter Seals provide?
Our primary services include:
Are Easter Seals services limited to specific types of disabilities?
No. Easter Seals Greater Houston is committed to caring for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities resulting from any cause -- whether diagnosed at birth or incurred through disease, accidental injury or the aging process.
How many people receive Easter Seals Greater Houston services each year?
Every year, more than 10,000 families in the Greater Houston area benefit from Easter Seals services. Additionally, Easter Seals Greater Houston has over 200 collaborative partners with physicians, therapists and other professionals to learn ways to improve services for people with disabilities.
How is Easter Seals Greater Houston supported financially?
Easter Seals Greater Houston receives funding from a variety of sources, including private insurers, government agencies and fee-for-service. To make our services accessible to as many people as possible, Easter Seals Greater Houston also relies on public contributions, foundation grants, special events and the United Way of Greater Houston. Public contributions help cover the difference between actual program costs and what our clients can afford. Help us to continue providing exceptional services by making an online donation.
How are funds disseminated?
Easter Seals is proud of putting your donation to work effectively. More than 90 percent of Easter Seals' revenue supports services. All money donated stays in Houston. Easter Seals is a grassroots, community-based organization.
How can I volunteer?
Easter Seals Greater Houston's continued success in providing services to people with disabilities would not be possible without our volunteers! Your time, energy and hearts will inspire and touch the lives of those we serve. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities. Contact us for more information or to become an Easter Seals Greater Houston volunteer.
Does Easter Seals Greater Houston have a Young Professionals Group?
Yes. YUPES, Young Urban Professionals of Easter Seals, is a group within Easter Seals that was formed to support the organization in accomplishing its mission, which is to provide exceptional services for people with disabilities and their families so they have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in our communities. This exciting organization gives Houstonians the opportunities to meet and socialize with other savvy young professionals, while helping raise awareness and resources for Easter Seals. Members will have the opportunity to attend quarterly social events and volunteer with the agency. Membership and eligibility is based on willingness and ability to support and participate in YUPES activities. Learn more. Become a YUPES member.
Is Easter Seals a non-profit organization?
Yes. Easter Seals is a non-profit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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. Then known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the organization was re-named "Easter Seals" in 1967, reflecting the public's awareness and acceptance of the campaign.
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 more than 68 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.
Get Directions to Easter Seals
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap.
Elise Hough, CEO
|Dana Adams, THRIVE Connection
713.838.9050, ext. 338
Beverly Phillips, CFO
Mary Dawson, Children's Therapy Program
Kelly Klein, Development Director
|Christine Ellery, Camps and Case Management
713.838.9050, ext. 332
Madison Shofner, Special Events Manager
|Lindsey Holton, Summer Camps/Play Therapy & Adult Services
713.838.9050, ext. 309
Lauren Brennan, PR Associate
|Jacquie Miller, High School/High Tech
713.838.9050, ext. 363
Dena Day, ECI Infant Program
|Tabitha Hernandez, The Caroline School
713.838.9050, ext. 362
Kristie Carlisle, Respite Services
|Cristen Reat, BridgingApps
713.838.9050, ext. 383
|Katy Thorstenberg, Housing Initiative
713.838.9050, ext. 353
|Robert Williams, Transition Services
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