Serving the Juniata Valley

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Transportation and escorts for essential appointments.

We have a team of drivers and a fleet of vehicles that provide transportation for blind and visually impaired individuals within our service area.  This transportation is for essential appointments (Doctor appointments, therapy, bank, etc.).

Opportunities to connect and network with others.
We have group programming to help bring disabled individuals together to learn from and share with each other. Our goal is to grow and expand these programs in alignment with the greatest needs of the communities we serve.
Confidential help with bill paying, reading and correspondence.

We have trained caseworkers who go into our client’s homes, when necessary, to assist with essential day-to-day needs such as reading/preparing mail, paying bills, etc.  We work directly with the client and their families to ensure confidentiality and trust.

Transitional help and counseling for lifestyle changes and promoting healthy sight.

We work alongside government agencies to assist in the process of transitioning to the new ‘norms’ that come with a visual impairment or loss of eyesight.  This is a unique situation with each client having a different set of needs.

Eye glasses, adaptive aids, magnifiers, assistive technology, and eye exams.

We have a program to assist low income individuals get the eye-care assistance they need.  This program helps cover the cost of examinations and prescriptions, and is run in partnership with local eye doctors who participate in our program.  This program is financially supported (partially) each year by our local Mifflin-Juniata United Way.

We also help with the acquisition of assistive technology items for our clients and members of the community, to make their day-to-day lives more functional and independent.

Contact for large print books and Talking Book Program.

We work as a resource to get these items to local individuals (Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties).

Information and referral service for other agencies.

In the event we can not directly assist someone with services that they need, we connect them with other local agencies who can.

School‐based vision safety awareness.
We provide visions screenings for children ages 3 through 6 or until they enter Kindergarten in Mifflin, Juniata and Huntingdon counties. This is a free service. If your child attends a preschool, check with the school to make sure they are having your child’s vision screened. If not, have the school contact us to schedule a screening. Eye Care is important since children cannot tell us what they cannot see. Starting out with their best vision has positive effects on socialization, learning skills and behavioral skills.