Easter Seals will be opening an office in downtown El Centro.
Easter Seals received $20,000 from the center to help defray the start-up costs of the local office, scheduled to open around Sept. 1. The funding will reduce the cost of opening the office by 30 percent.
Initially, the new Easter Seals office will operate two programs to serve adults with disabilities in El Centro and surrounding cities.
The adult day program will integrate local adults with developmental disabilities into the community by providing training to use public transportation, make purchases independently and access local resources such as parks and libraries.