COVID-19 is the largest emergency Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has ever faced in our nearly 100 year history and we need your help.
For the past eight months, "home" has meant something very different, as our programming and services pivoted - virtually overnight - from onsite to remote. This fall, our enrollees are participating in a hybrid model offering both remote and on-campus instruction.
A number of our families are experiencing food or shelter insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Miami Lighthouse costs have increased to help the blind and visually impaired more so during this time. Many of our families, 87% of whom reside in zip codes defined as poverty zones, have been financially impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing food and/or shelter insecurity, as well as job loss, as a result.
We remain open to serve the blind and visually impaired of all ages, from babies and school-age children to adults and seniors during this time serving as a lifeline to many in need.