New Hampshire Association for the Blind

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Location: McGreal Sight Center 25 Walker St Concord NH 03301 USA

Mission: Our mission is "to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired". The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is the only provider of specialized professional vision rehabilitation services serving all ages statewide. The majority of clients are age 60 and older. In addition to the direct services The Association provides information and referral, and has a public education program featuring speakers'' bureau, mailings, school and service club presentations etc. to meet the goal of helping people understand that help is available when vision is lost or diminished. Prevention of blindness programs are also stressed. Our vision is to be able to help all who need specialized vision rehabilitation services regardless of ability to pay.
Programs: The Association's core services include: Individual, family and group counseling to help clients adjust to vision loss; Low Vision Services including clinical evaluation, prescription of aids and appliances, and training in their use; Rehabilitation Teaching to help people learn daily living skills necessary for living with diminished sight; Orientation and Mobility Training to teach safe travel skills in the home, community, workplace and other environments; Assistive Technology, and Braille Services including computer training, Braille Teaching, and demonstration of assistive technology; Educational Services providing Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists who work with school age children in the school and community setting; Volunteer Services; Group Services including  classes such as healthy cooking, diabetes management, crafts, computer training, and Peer Support Counseling groups.
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a former Board member and volunteer, I have been fortunate to experience the dramatic effect of client services provided by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.
Having been involved with several other organizations, I can readily
attest to the fact that this Association ranks higher than any others.
The total focus on client services and well being has enabled the Association to set the "gold standard" for all non-profits.
The management and staff are the most dedicated and professional individuals with whom I have had the pleasure to be associated.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a multitude of events, planning and client services

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE, continue the World Class efforts and programs

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

NONE

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Greater appreciation for vision loss

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

GREAT---a true life changing experience which was extremely rewarding

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Being new as a valunteer I was pleased at how the directors listen to the volunteers as to their thoughts for everything necessary going forward I am impressed as to the facility and the dedication by everyone who works for the betterment of all blind and impaired who need services. They have a true feel for the needs of their clients. Keep up the good work

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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