Why We Are Here

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Today, seven out of every ten adults who are blind are unemployed.

For people who are Deaf-Blind, the unemployment number climbs to over 80% and for people with multiple disabilities over 90%.

One-third of all blind adults live in poverty.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is among the largest employers of blind people and the foremost employer of Deaf-Blind people in the United States.

While our manufacturing operations, wages, and benefits are self-funded we face a funding gap in providing the mission-related costs crucial to giving blind individuals the support and skills necessary to succeed.

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Our Mission: To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency
of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

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