Sight Center of Northwest PA - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sight Center of Northwest PA
2545 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16505-3261
(814) 455-0995 (Local)
(814) 455-0997 (Fax)
(800) 881-9205 (Toll-Free)
http://www.sightcenternwpa.org/

Brief Description

Community service agency

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:15 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 800
Number of staff: 14
Staff description: 8 full-time, 6 part-time. Uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Erie County, Pennsylvania primarily. Smaller satellite services in Warren, McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter Counties
Publications: Newsletter.

Staff

Cindy Anderson, Services Coordinator, cindya@sightcenternwpa.org
Linda Hackshaw, CEO, lindah@sightcenternwpa.org
Devon Haemer, Directory, Children's Services, devonh@sightcenternwpa.org
Christopher King, COO, chrisk@sightcenternwpa.org
Andrew Prischak, Low Vision Specialist, aprischak@verizon.net

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Business/Personal Services
    • Offers chore services for seniors.
  • Counseling
    • Provides casework and referral services. Offers training in blindness skills to supplement the education of mainstreamed children.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management and home management skills.
  • Information and Referral
    • Serves as the primary source of information and referrals regarding blindness and visual impairment in area.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Reading Services
    • Reading from the Erie Times News available by dialing (814)459-2999.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social group for elderly blind persons.
  • Support Groups
    • Has a support group for seniors.
  • Transportation Services
    • Provides transportation services for seniors.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.
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