Melinda Weston Joins Sights for Hope as Monroe Client Caseworker

Melinda Weston has joined the Sights for Hope team as a Client Caseworker in Monroe County.

Weston has worked as a caseworker, counselor, and support professional in the human services sector for seven years. She has balanced multiple jobs frequently, and organizations for which she has worked include The Christopher School in Bronx, N.Y.; the Graham Windham organization in Brooklyn, N.Y.; PA Treatment & Healing (PATH) in East Stroudsburg, PA; JusticeWorks Youth Care in East Stroudsburg, PA; and the New Jersey MENTOR network.

Weston has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Caseworkers guide clients with visual impairments to services that meet their personal goals, monitor client progress, arrange for one-on-one instruction, and make referrals. Caseworkers also conduct home visits, during which they can help a client read mail, write checks, manage finances, and complete forms. Caseworkers also can perform basic home repairs to ensure a client’s safety.

Sights for Hope, known formerly as Center for Vision Loss, blends a service tradition inspired directly by Helen Keller in 1928 with contemporary practices to remove the barriers to independence and success caused by visual impairments. Sights for Hope empowers people with visual impairments in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County to thrive through skills education, specialized technologies, individualized support services, free vision screenings for children, and prevention education programs.