Our Impact

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96%

Percentage of clients who maintain their level of independence
  • Data shown here is from our 2020-2021 client surveys.
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95%

Percentage of clients who improve or maintain their overall quality of life
  • Data shown here is from our 2020-2021 client surveys.
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92%

Percentage of clients who improve or maintain their ability to perform daily activities
  • Data shown here is from our 2020-2021 client surveys.
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97%

Percentage of clients who improve their ability to access medical services
  • Data shown here is from our 2020-2021 client surveys.
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94%

Percentage of clients who reside outside of assisted living
  • This measure is generated from analysis of client records from our 2020-2021 service year.
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$36.37

Dollars spent in Pennsylvania on assisted living for every $1 we spend on services for people with visual impairments
  • A year in an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania cost $47,457 in 2020, according to Genworth Financial.
  • A total of 515 of our clients did not reside in assisted living during our 2020-2021 year. It would have cost $24,440,355 for those 515 clients to do so.
  • We spent $672,018 on services for people with visual impairments in 2020-2021 according to our preliminary financial statement. Depreciation of assets was not included in that total.
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1,278

Number of rides given in a typical year that provide increased access to medical care and food
  • We provide rides to medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, and food pantries through our guided transport service.
  • We also picked up and delivered groceries and pharmacy items to clients during parts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Data shown here is from our 2018-2019 service year.
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8,009

Number of children who receive free vision screenings during a typical year
  • A total of 89% of children screened are ages 2-6.
  • Approximately 10% of children screened are referred for additional care.
  • Data shown here is from our 2018-2019 service year.