Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
Our mission is to assist persons with visual impairments to develop their capabilities to the fullest, and to utilize them in the pursuits of life, which are the right and privilege of all.
About the Lighthouse
For 75 years, since 1946, Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches has been providing direct education and rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. Our private, nonprofit organization is the only one of its kind based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
We serve thousands of individuals of all ages: children and young adults, people of working age, and our area’s fasting growing population with age-related vision loss. We also provide services to family members and caregivers of those who are blind. We provide consultation and education to businesses, agencies, institutions, and organizations in the community who employ or interact with persons who are blind or visually impaired. With the exception of low vision services, no fees are charged, and services are funded almost entirely by charitable support. Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Council for the Blind and Low Vision (NAC), and is also a member of Florida Agencies Serving the Blind (FASB). Funding is partially provided by the State of Florida Division of Blind Services.