See What is Possible!

Our Mission

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit vision rehabilitation and social service organization founded in 1926. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement individualized programs to assist people who are blind and visually impaired of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand their capabilities and needs.

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law

VISIONS Services:

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Vision Rehabilitation Training

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Adjustment to Blindness Counseling

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Job Training and Job Placement

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Virtual Youth and Work Readiness

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Assistive Technology Training

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Year-Round VCB Family Sessions

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VISIONS Center on Aging

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BlindLine® Information and Referral Center

Your support helps empower and strengthen our community of VISIONS participants!

See our services in action below!

For People With Vision Loss

Adjusting to vision loss is a process that takes training and practice. Click the button below to learn more about vision loss, including what classifies as "low vision" or "legally blind", and daily living tips for people living with low vision.

For Employers

There are many ways to help make a difference in the lives of jobseekers with visual impairments, including hosting an intern, hosting a training, or hiring one of our jobseekers.

For more information, contact our Senior Director of Workforce Development

For Caregivers

VISIONS knows how challenging caregiving can be. Our compassionate and certified staff are here for you in the home, community, and via telephone.

Care recipients must be New York City residents. Caregivers can reside in any geographic location.

Locations & Service Area

VISIONS serves participants in all boroughs of NYC, as well as Long Island, Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley, and several counties in New Jersey. All legally blind and visually impaired persons sponsored by their state commission for the blind are eligible for residential short-term training at VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB). Did You Know: VISIONS is the sole provider of vision rehabilitation programs and services in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley.

VISIONS Headquarters

500 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

VISIONS at Selis Manor

135 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011


111 Summit Park Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977

How to Support VISIONS

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Make a Donation!

Whether it is making an individual donation, or giving us a lead for a foundation grant or corporate sponsor that is aligned with our mission, every bit helps!

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Ways to Donate

  • Online or by check:
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  • Donor-Advised Fund
  • Gifts of Appreciated Stock
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions
  • Include VISIONS in your will*

*If you would like to consider naming VISIONS in your will, or making a testamentary gift, simply share the following information with your lawyer:

  • Legal Name: VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Tax ID: 13-1624210
  • Address: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
    New York, NY 10013

If you have any questions about ways to donate or know of individuals, foundations, or corporations interested in supporting VISIONS, please contact Russell C. Martello, Chief Development Officer at

Other Ways to Support Us

Join a Borough Advisory Board!

Grouped by borough, members of VISIONS Advisory Boards help promote the issues important to the agency, represent VISIONS at community events, assist in raising funds to support the amazing work we do, and help solicit new contributors for our annual fundraising events.

Volunteer at Our Older Adult Center

VISIONS Center on Aging in Manhattan is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers may assist participants with reading mail, and other types of written materials, escorting them in the community for shopping and appointments, and helping in a variety of programs (i.e. quilting, arts & crafts, knitting, photography, ceramics, and technology training).

Get In Contact

If you are interested in learning more about our free programs and services, or if you are interested in ways to support VISIONS, please fill out our contact form, and a member of our staff will reach out as soon as possible.

Contact Information:
Toll Free: (888) 245-8333

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Our Vision is for Everyone to See what is Possible