Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth - AFB Directory Profile
Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth
912 West Broadway
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-3341 (Local)
(817) 332-3456 (Fax)
The Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth provides essential services to people who are visually impaired through diverse programs administered by a staff of skilled and caring professionals. A nonprofit organization, its mission is to provide services to assist legally and totally blind individuals to achieve their highest level of personal, economic self-sufficiency, consistent with their specific skills, general abilities, and interests.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Clients served on average per year: 3000
Number of staff: 85
Staff description: President/CEO Industrial Operations - VP of Manufacturing Head of Client Services Community Development Sales Manager Direct Manufacturing Labor Orientation & Mobility Instructor
Geographic area served: Primarily services are provided in Tarrant and seven surrounding counties.
Publications: Agency brochure, biannual newsletter.
Platt Allen, President and CEO, email@example.com
Nancy Fisher, Community Development, (817) 332-3341, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy Jaynes, Vice President of Manufacturing, email@example.com
Angela Johnson, O&M Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Miller, Executive Assistant, email@example.com
Pat Monaghan, Accounting & Finance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Oliver, Sales Manager, email@example.com
Services for Adults
- Provides information, guidance, and assistance with services provided by federal, state, and local resources.
- Community Outreach Programs
- Provides community education and awareness about vision loss.
- Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
- Provides training in the use of adaptive devices, communication techniques, home and personal management, counseling and guidance and community resources.
- Employment/Job Training
- Provides work adjustment training and employment for individuals with vision loss.
- Information and Referral
- Provides information and referral services to individuals contending with vision loss and their families.
- Support Groups
- Provides contact information regarding local area telephone-based support groups and monthly low vision support groups.
- Travel/Orientation and Mobility
- Provides orientation and mobility skills training to assist individuals with vision loss to be able to travel independently.
Services for Children
- Employment/Job Training
- Offers a 6-week summer work opportunity for blind teenagers to provide them with a realistic work experience and begin their understanding of demands they will be expected to meet in the workplace.