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Easter Seals groups ramp up help to veterans

CINCINNATI (AP) - The nonprofit Easter Seals organization has for decades been thought of as mainly helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs. But the organization now is in the midst of a new initiative to expand support networks for veterans, military service members and their families.

Easter Seals officials say they are building community-wide partnerships between organizations serving veterans and their families.

Veteran Gary Staten, of Hebron, Ky., credits the Cincinnati-based Easter Seals TriState affiliate with helping him and his wife get jobs after his recent discharge from the Marine Corps. The affiliate's Operation Vets THRIVE program focuses on employment, health care, family services, housing and education.

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