Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Mission: To assist people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence
Welcome to the Lighthouse of the Big Bend Home Page
Who We Are
The Lighthouse of the Big Bend is a nonprofit agency dedicated to guiding people through vision loss. Our mission is to assist people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence. Free services are provided on an outreach (one on one) or group basis and are provided without charge, without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.
Who We Serve
Any child age 0-5 or individual aged 14 to 114+ who is legally blind and lives in the following counties is eligible for free services. Counties served include: Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla.
What We Do
For individuals who are losing their vision or are already visually impaired or blind to enroll in Lighthouse Services, just complete an intake referral form at the link. Anyone can also get assistance with filling out a referral over the phone with a Lighthouse staff member. Clients are then assigned a Lighthouse Specialist from whom they will receive services. The Specialists help each client plan and implement a training program that will insure they receive the best services possible.
Services may include individual instruction or classes in any of the following:
- Techniques of daily living (home and personal management),
- Communication (reading, writing, phone),
- Assistive technology including computers,
- Orientation and mobility (moving safely around the home and community),
- Employment skills,
- Recreation and leisure activities,
- Self advocacy,
- Individual and family adjustment counseling,
and other information and skills as requested by individuals and families.
For more details on what we do, please visit the Services page or contact us.
Client Satisfaction Survey
We'd love to get input from you about your experiences. Please complete a 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey and email it to email@example.com. Thank you for your feedback!
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1. Transition Specialist
2. Development Director
3. Driver, part-time
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The Lighthouse of the Big Bend (formerly FIRE) is supported through contracts with the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services, as well as grants through the United Way, Leon County, The Able Trust, Capital Medical Society Foundation, and numerous corporate and private donations. ~ Thank you!
For free services, please call the Lighthouse at (850) 942-3658 or toll-free at (888) 827-6033. You can also email the Lighthouse at email@example.com
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