Guiding Eyes for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 245-4024 (Local)
(914) 243-2232 (Fax)
(800) 942-0149 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

GEB breeds, raises and trains its own highly regarded guide dogs. Students receive lifetime follow-up care.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 150
Staff description: 85 full-time, 16 part-time, 650 volunteers.
Geographic area served: U.S, territories, Canada.


Becky Barnes, Manager, Consumer Outreach & Graduate Support, (914) 243-2210,
Benjamin Cawley, Director of Admissions, (914) 243-2227,
Thomas Panek, President and CEO,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Available to provide presentations upon request to any audience interested in learning about our program and services.
  • Dog Guide Training
    • Provides dog guide and training to adults 16 and up who are legally blind. Additional training options include an accelerated training for qualifying graduates, home training for qualifying applicants and Special Needs training to people who have additional mobility challenges such as deafness or balance problems.
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