Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc. - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620-1198
(585) 232-1111 (Local)
(585) 232-7074 (Fax)
(585) 232-1698 (TDD/TTY)
info@abvi-goodwill.com
http://www.abvi-goodwill.org

Brief Description

Founded in 1911, ABVI-Goodwill is the only not-for-profit organization in Greater Rochester providing a full range of programs, services and jobs to people who are blind or visually impaired. Its mission is to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and communities.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 2,500
Number of staff: 320
Geographic area served: Monroe County, New York and its eight surrounding counties.
Publications: The Beacon (quarterly newsletter)

Staff

A. Gidget Hopf, President/CEO, gHopf@abvi-goodwill.com
Jennifer Lake, Employment Specialist, jlake@abvi-goodwill.com
Nancy Nealon, Director of Clinical & Community Services, (585) 697-5748

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Business/Personal Services
    • Offers shopping assistance for seniors.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of adaptive technology for seniors.
  • Counseling
    • Facilitates peer support groups and provides therapeutic individual and group counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers a full range of training and services for activities related to daily living and vocational rehabilitation.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides supported employment, vocational preparation, job skills training, agency-based direct-labor employment in manufacturing, food service, call center and corporate placement programs.
  • Library Services
    • Provides braille, large-print and talking book materials and other library services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies state of the art low vision devices. Non-optical items can be purchased at ABVI-Goodwill's Consumer Shoppe.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreational activities for seniors.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides a comprehensive array of low vision, vision rehabilitation, and social and support services to older adults and their caregivers.
  • Support Groups
    • Facilitates support groups.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training including long-cane skills, public transportation, sensory development, sighted guide and street travel.
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