Our History: A Continuing Legacy
Easterseals West Alabama began as the former
Tuscaloosa Rehabilitation Facility, which opened in 1959
with only four staff members and ten consumers.
West Alabama Rehabilitation Center's Board of Directors was organized in October 1967, and began planning for a new building and program of services to meet the needs of six counties in West Alabama. In 1985, the facility became known as West Alabama Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, and in 1999 the facility again changed its name to Easter Seals West Alabama.
Through all the changes, Easterseals West Alabama has remained true to its mission of serving children and adults with disabilities while maintaining a reputation for quality, comprehensive services.
For 25 consecutive years, the National Health Council has cited Easterseals as the nationwide leader among its member voluntary non-profit healthcare organizations for the percentage of program dollars spent on direct client services.
We are now Easterseals West Alabama with a continued focus on helping people with disabilities live, learn, work, and play.
Our programs help people in every stage of life from neonatal care to senior citizenship. We serve and help over 1,000 people a year across 10 West Alabama counties earn employment, manage SSI/D benefits, provide transportation, and so much more.
For more information on how you or someone you love can be helped, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.