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Bosma Enterprises - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Bosma Enterprises
6270 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 684-0600 (Local)
(866) 602-6762 (Toll-Free)
info@bosma.org
http://www.bosma.org

Brief Description

The mission of Bosma Enterprises is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired by creating opportunities that lead to the achievement of each individual's employment, economic, social, and self-determination goals.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 800
Number of staff: 192
Staff description: Certified O&M instructors, VRTs, experienced vision rehabilitation teachers
Geographic area served: Indiana.

Staff

Becky Deerr, Sr. Manager of Itinerant Rehabilitation Teaching, beckyo@bosma.org
Kurt Deichmann, Rehabilitation Center Manager
James Michaels, Vice President of Program Services
Lou Moneymaker, President and Chief Executive Officer, loum@bosma.org
Bill Powell, Assistive Technology Director
Kristy Russell, Employment Services Manager

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Vocational Assessments utilize real work settings to identify how an individual’s knowledge and skills will fit into a modern workplace. Bosma staff work with each person to determine work readiness and to identify strengths and weaknesses. Next, an individualized program is developed to provide the training and ‘real world’ work experience needed to help participants reach their goals.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers a number of outreach programs, some targeted to job applicants and others geared toward employers with the goal of giving both job applicants and employers the help they need to work together successfully.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling services customized to assist individuals in the adjustment to blindness or a significant loss of vision.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers course (three to five months) in independent travel, employment preparation, communications and independent living skills. Offers in-home senior program, teaching skills to remain independent in their home.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Employs people who are blind or visually impaired to work in Bosma’s on-site production facility; matches job applicants with employers in the community who welcome employees who are blind or visually impaired; and provides short-term employment opportunities that enhance the job skills of people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides resource information and referrals for participants in training, and the public.

Services for Children

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides services designed to help Hoosier high school students who are blind or visually impaired make the transition from school to work.

Announcements

Bosma Enterprises purchases new building

Events

Grand Opening of Bosma Enterprises new building

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