Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind
PO Box 157
43233 SE Oral Hull Road
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 668-6195 (Local)

Brief Description

The Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind provides year-round recreational, social, and educational opportunities for persons with blindness and low vision. The facilities are located in a 23-acre park and include a lodge, 24-room dorm with 12-person hot tub, outdoor picnic shelter, Gardens of Enchantment and indoor swimming pool.

Hours of operation: year-round retreat and conference center.
Clients served on average per year: 1,000
Number of staff: 6
Staff description: executive director, park host, vision loss instructor, braille transcriber, retreat director, rental coordinator, housekeeping staff, chef
Geographic area served: 60% of adult summer campers are from outside the Pacific NW. Majority of weekend participants are from Oregon and Washington
Publications: Quarterly newsletter & Lunch Bunch Monthly


Sharon Elder, Executive Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Monthly Living With Vision Loss Seminars and Workshops for adults and seniors.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers four one-week sessions of adult summer adventure retreats. Hosts weekend social retreats and special events.
  • Support Groups
    • Monthly Lunch Bunch vision support group.
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