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Maplewood Housing For The Visually Impaired

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Human Services, Judaism, Religion

Mission: To provide a supported living program for the blind and visually disabled.

Programs: The organization provides a supportive living program for the visually impaired.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My volunteer work with the blind has challenged me to find ways to connect with a distinct lifestyle. As my own difficulties with sight prompted my interest in supporting the visually impaired, serving as a sighted guide and companion has brought me closer to the residents at the Friedman Place. Even more, the residents continually show me unparalleled resolve despite their disability. Every week, I look forward to each activity as an opportunity to learn how to better serve their needs. For example, pouring coffee or dancing unrestricted shows me of limitations of sight. When listening to their daily activities, residents illustrate how memories are formed through the simplicities of life such a hearing birds chirp or tasting chocolate. As I am fortunate to experience the world with every sense, I remain committed to the well-being and appreciation of those supported by the Friedman Place.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for over 10 years now and really enjoy the residents and the various activities I have helped with over the years. The staff at Friedman Place is very attentive and kind and the residence get a first class experience at the center.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Friedman Place my sophomore year in 2011 for my school service hours. After I finished my service hours I did not come back until my senior year when I decided I wanted to get more involved, so the summer before my senior year began I decided to apply for a permanent volunteering position. Every Sunday (though I have not been good about coming every Sunday lately) I volunteer with Stacy. Coming here as made me a better person and has opened up my eyes. I love talking and getting to know the residents. They are such kind, caring people and each of them has a story to share. Friedman Place is a great place to volunteer if you love interacting with others and seeing people smile when you offer them something that is more special than anything, a friend.

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