My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wayfinder Family Services (formerly Junior Blind), Los Angeles, CA, USA
My son began working with Junior Blind Infant family program at age 6 mos, and continued on to become a student on campus from the age of 3-5. The in home program we received intially, was life changing. They were a constant support during this very difficult time, when we were just begining to understand our sons visual impairments and multiple disabilities. In addition they provided us with valuable resources within the community, as well as great techniques to help him function in his environment. We feel very strongly that this early intervention was a key component in the development of his functional vision. While he is legally blind, now at age 9, he is very capable of manuevering safely through his environment, thanks to the skills he was taught.
As he continued on to become a student, he was provided with daily support, as well and lifelong skills. The campus is, to this day, one of his favorite places to go. As a family we feel safe here, and enjoy the many events they put on for our children to enjoy. I feel very blessed to have the support of this amazing organization, these past 9 years.
In addition, my oldest daughter has been a volunteer on campus and at Camp Bloomfield for the past 6 years, and is now a CIT, patiently waiting for the day when she can become a counselor. She has learned so much from the staff and enjoys the opportunity to help children who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same activities at camp that typical kids enjoy at camp. All in a safe environment, where they do not have to worry about being judged or made fun of. They can just be themselves and have fun!!
All in all, Junior Blind of America is one of the most AMAZING Non profit organizations on the planet!!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Add additional campus, so more children could be served by this amazing organization!!
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