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601 SW 8 AVE
MIAMI, FL, United States

Phone: 7863627513
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In the late 1920s blind activist Dolly Gamble enlisted the Miami Lions and Miami Rotary clubs to help the blind attain independence. From their efforts the Florida Association of Workers for the Blind, which would later be called Miami Lighthouse, was born. Today we are Florida's largest and oldest nonprofit serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages, transforming the lives of over 75,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families.

Our programs’ impact is statewide, national, and international. The Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program, cited by the American Optometric Association as a national model other states should adopt, provides comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses for underserved school-children throughout Florida using our fleet of five mobile eye care units. Our Lighthouse Learning Center’s innovative programs, such as our internationally recognized inclusion pre-kindergarten – from which we are developing a certificate program with a sister institution in Israel, new kindergarten and mothers’ play days for their blind toddlers, make a difference in the lives of children and their families. Through GED and ESOL classes for adults, offered in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Schools Adult Education; our nationally recognized music inclusion program, which trains students, enrolled nationally and internationally, for employment in the music industry; and a job-readiness training program that prepares participants for mainstream, competitive, integrated employment, we strive to ensure that our clients can take their place in the workforce and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

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