ūüĆü Attention San Diego Residents ūüĆü

ūüĆü Attention San Diego Residents ūüĆü

 

Are you or someone you know experiencing vision loss and in need of support? I’ve compiled a list of resources in our community to help navigate through this challenging time:
 

1.  San Diego Center for the Blind

The mission of the San Diego Center for the Blind is to assist any adult with blindness or vision impairment to reach their highest level of independence. This is achieved by psychological counseling, training and rehabilitation and community education and outreach programs.

 

Services offered include:

Blind and Visually impaired products store

Vision loss counseling

Vision rehabilitation courses 

 

Contact information:

5922 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92115

(619)583-1542

sdcb.org

 

 

2.  Braille Institute 

The Braille Institute serves children and adults with support to eliminate barriers caused by low vision or blindness.

 

Services offered include:

Blind and low vision products store

Vision loss counseling

Vision rehabilitation courses 

 

Contact information:

9635 Granite Ridge Drive San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 452-1111

brailleinstitute.org

 

 

3.  California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

Employment and educational services for the blind and visually impaired

 

Services offered include:

Career counseling 

Student services

Independent living skills

 

Contact information:

Chula Vista (South Bay)     (619) 426-8720

La Mesa (East County)     (619) 667-5649

San Diego Region     (619)767-2100

dor.ca.gov

 

 

4.  MTS ACCESS-Paratransit

MTS Access provides direct transport for customers with disabilities in the San Diego area who are functionally unable to use the MTS fixed route bus and trolley services. 

 

Contact information:

(888)517-9627 

sdmts.com

 

LIFT North County Paratransit

LIFT provides direct transport for customers with disabilities in the San Diego-North County area.

 

Contact information:

(750)726-1111 

gonctd.com

 

 

5. Blind Community Center

The Blind Community Center provides programs for the blind and visually ipaired.

 

Programs offered include:

Choir and self-defense classes

Independent craft making

Indoor and outdoor social activities

 

Contact information:

1805 Upas street San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 298-5021

bccsd.org

 

 

6.  211 San Diego County 

211 San Diego connects people with community, health and disaster services 24/7/365

 

Services offered include:

Mental Health services

Community resource information

Food and housing assistance

 

Contact informarion:

211

211sandiego.org

 

 

 

7. Guide Dog Organizations

These organizations can provide a qualified person who is blind or visually impaired with a guide dog and training.

 

Contact information:

Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050

Guide Dogs of the Desert (740) 329-6257 

Guide Dogs of America (818)362-5834

 

 

 

Please don‚Äôt hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or for further assistance. I understand how challenging it can be to navigate through vision loss, but remember, you‚Äôre not alone. Together, we can access the support and resources needed to thrive. Feel free to share this list with anyone who may benefit from it. Let‚Äôs spread awareness and support in our community! ūüĆü Stay tuned for more resources!!!
 
‚̧ԳŹ Raquel

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