Welcome to VISIONS

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 the capabilities and needs of people who are blind and visually impaired.

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

Services Offered by Age Group

Birth to 10

Ages 11 to 21

Ages 22 to 54

For People with Vision Loss

Adjusting to vision loss is a process that takes training and practice. VISIONS serves people of all ages in every neighborhood of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and the Lower Hudson Valley

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).

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500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10013

Selis Manor

135 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

VISIONS Center on Blindness

111 Summit Park Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977

A woman wearing a flowery dress and holding a white cane (left) walks down the stairs of a New York City subway station as her Orientation and Mobility Instructor, a woman wearing a white tank top shirt and a short skirt, assists her.

For Employers

Help Job Seekers Gain Work Skills!

There are many ways to help make a difference in the lives of job seekers with visual impairments:

For Families & Unpaid Caregivers

Success for every blind person depends on family support!

A father and son sit in the cafeteria at VISIONS Center on Blindness and play a game of Bingo together.

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! 

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 Senior Center

VISIONS Center on Aging located 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