Easterseals Bay Area California Takes on New Name to Represent Services Across Northern California

Bay Area-based non-profit announces its renaming to ‘Easterseals Northern California’ to represent its geographical span in providing a variety of disability services to children, adults and families

September 16, 2019 06:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Easterseals Northern California (ESNorCal), previously ‘Easterseals Bay Area,’ announced its new name which better reflects the twenty-four counties in which the organization provides services. The behavioral health non-profit, founded in 1927, headquartered in Walnut Creek offers services and programming at eight clinical centers and spans Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Plumas, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama and Trinity counties.

We’ve changed our name to Easternseals Northern California reflecting the 24 counties we serve, of which only eight are truly considered the Bay Area. #ESNorCal

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“I am excited to have a new name that is more inclusive of the full territory we serve, which is well beyond the Bay Area, spanning from Santa Clara up to the Oregon border,” said Jim Kelleher, CEO, Easterseals Northern California.

To learn more, please visit ESNorCal.org.

About Easterseals Northern California
Easterseals Northern California currently employs nearly 300 practitioners to provide clinical services to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Treatment modalities include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), early intervention for children ages 0-3, speech therapy and social skills groups; also available are free family support and engagement programs that provide inclusive respite care, game nights and outings, and adaptive activities for client families. As of August 2018, ESNorCal opened the Kaleidoscope Community Adult Program in Dublin, California, focusing on life skills, independence and workforce development. ESNorCal is a member of the Easterseals affiliate network, which celebrates a century of service this year and is America’s largest nonprofit health care organization.

Easterseals Northern California is also a member of a family of companies including the Catalight Foundation, Easterseals Hawaii, the Behavioral Health Provider Network (BHPN) and Xolv Technology Solutions. Across the five non-profit companies, there are nearly 1,000 employees working together to help responsibly disrupt and transform home and community-based care.

Media Contact:
Teri Kuehnast
[email protected]
(925) 967-5457

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