Why We Are Here

Machinist Eugene Daily at Inland Northwest LighthouseThe Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is among the largest employers in the United States of individuals who are blind and the foremost employer of people who are Deaf-Blind.

In addition to the revenue of our successful manufacturing, Base Supply Centers, and service businesses, we rely on the community to partner with us to support mission-related costs crucial to provide the support and skills necessary for our employees to succeed.

Our efforts respond to a critical need.  Seven out of every ten working-age adults who are blind are unemployed.

Of adults who are Deaf-Blind, eight out of ten are unemployed.

And nine out of every ten adults are unemployed who are blind with an additional disability.

One-third of adults who are blind live in poverty.

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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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