Guide Dogs for the Blind
San Rafael, CA
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a guide dog school located in the United States, with campuses in San Rafael, California, and Boring, Oregon. It was founded in 1942 by Lois Merrihew and Don Donaldson to help veterans who had been blinded in World War II. Guide Dogs for the Blind has about 2000 Guide Dog teams across the United States and Canada.
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.
The Seeing Eye
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is a guide dog school located in Morristown, New Jersey, in the United States. Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has assisted people who are blind, helping them gain independence, self-confidence, and dignity through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. The Seeing Eye, the founding member of the U.S. Council of Guide Dog Schools and a fully accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation, is a lead researcher in canine genetics, breeding, disease control, and behavior.
Founded in 1852 Elwyn is a premier, internationally recognized human services nonprofit organization. We are the provider of choice for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as physical, medical, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. Since our inception, Elwyn has been at the forefront of innovation and is known for our transformative compassionate care.
Braille Institute of America
Los Angeles, CA
Braille Institute of America is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Los Angeles providing programs, seminars and one-on-one instruction for the visually impaired community in Southern California. Funded almost entirely by private donations, all of the Institute's services are provided completely free of charge. The organization has five regional centers as well as outreach programs at more than 200 locations throughout Southern California. It is a member of BANA.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
San Francisco, CA
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the largest agency providing direct service, advocacy and information to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. LightHouse for the Blind's mission is to promote the equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired through rehabilitation training, employment placement, Enchanted Hills Camp and other relevant services. Since 1902, our classes, community engagements, and advocacy have enabled blind people to live independent and richly rewarding lives across the United States. We own and operate Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, located in Napa, California, which reaches the blind world wide.
The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.
Young Adult Institute
New York, NY
Over 45 years ago, YAI’s first program in Queens started out providing residential services for 30 people with disabilities in Astoria. YAI continues to provide quality services to people with disabilities with a wide range of services for people of all ages. Currently in Queens, Community and Family Services supports over 400 people, Day Services supports over 200 people, and Residential Services supports over 150 people. Staff help make YAI’s mission of living, loving, working, and learning a reality for the people they support every day.
Pine Street Inn
Pine Street Inn works to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Our services include permanent supportive housing, emergency and transitional shelter, over 3,000 prepared meals served each day, street outreach, job training, and mental health support and substance abuse treatment. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily and 10,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.
Cleveland Society for the Blind
Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted agency founded in 1906 serving people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. We provide preventative, educational, rehabilitative, and many other vision support services directly to approximately 10,000 clients in the greater Cleveland area each year. Through community outreach and our radio-reading service, that number increases significantly. In addition to our educational and rehabilitative programs, we have a Low Vision Clinic, offer a wide array of social and recreational activities, and have a residential camp, Highbrook Lodge, in Chardon. Our comprehensive services are available to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties, with onsite services available to anyone who can travel to Cleveland Sight Center's University Circle location.