See What is Possible!

Our Mission

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit vision rehabilitation and social service organization. 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

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 bojseekers.

For more information, contact our Senior Director of Workforce Development

For Unpaid 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.

Your Support Helps Families of Children With Visual Impairments, Like Clarissa and Millie.

See Their Stories Below:

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Photo of Millie, an eleven year old girl, standing next to her mother, Ana.
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Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

VISIONS Free Services Include:

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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

Newsletter

Annual Report

Upcoming Events

VISIONS Queens Advisory Board’s Cocktails for a Cause
August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
J. Fallon’s Tap Room
136 Tulip Ave
Floral Park, NY 11001 United States
VISIONS 36th Annual Charity Golf and Tennis Outing
September 19
Fairview Country Club
1241 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831 United States
VISIONS Manhattan Advisory Board’s Annual Awards Reception, Presented by Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States

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

VCB

111 Summit Park Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977

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:
E-Mail: info@visionsvcb.org
Toll Free: (888) 245-8333

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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:
    Visit visionsvcb.org/donate for more instructions

  • 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 rmartello@visionsvcb.org

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).

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Our Vision is for Everyone to See what is Possible