Sights for Hope Welcomes Ariana Ingstad to its Prevention Services Team

Ariana Ingstad holding a Spot Vision Screener as she performs a screening on a young child

Sights for Hope has welcomed Ariana Ingstad to its team as a Lehigh Valley Prevention Specialist. Ingstad has been a volunteer vision screener for the Prevention Services team for more than a year. Ariana also has been a licensed and practicing optometrist earlier in her career. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern […]

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Sights for Hope Makes Additions to its Services Teams as Communities’ Needs Increase

Sarah Madden, Sarah Pierro, and Jesus Ramirez

Sights for Hope has made additions to its services team as it works to meet increased needs in its communities. Sarah Madden has been hired as a Lehigh Valley Client Caseworker, Sarah Pierro has been hired as a Monroe Transport Driver, and Jesus Ramirez has joined the organization as a Lehigh Valley Transport Driver. Sights […]

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Sights for Hope Earns High Marks from its Clients Again for Quality Service and Impact

Three Sights for Hope clients and one volunteer walking in a park with smiles on their faces

Sights for Hope’s clients have given the organization high marks again for the quality of its services and its impacts on their lives. In client surveys from the year ending June 30, 97% of respondents said that Sights for Hope has helped them improve their ability to perform daily activities and 99% agreed that it […]

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Sights for Hope Services Continued to Provide Substantial Relief to State Taxpayers in 2022

A Sights for Hope client seated at an outdoor event

Sights for Hope’s services for people with visual impairments and blindness continued to provide substantial relief to Pennsylvania taxpayers in the 2022 calendar year, according to data analysis. As of December 31, Sights for Hope had 658 clients, 96% of whom lived outside of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. According to Genworth Financial, the […]

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Sights for Hope Clients Make Gains in Wellbeing Amid American Mental Health Crisis

A female Sights for Hope smiling as she rides on the back of a tandem bicycle

In the midst of an American mental health crisis, Sights for Hope’s services have been shown to improve the emotional wellbeing of a large majority of its clients. A total of 73% of Sights for Hope clients surveyed during its 2021-2022 service year reported achieving an improved outlook on life. Moreover, 76% or more of […]

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Summer Camp Kids Give Back with Care Items for the Ukrainian People

Photo of Camp I CAN! participants donating items to the people of the Ukraine at St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown, PA

A group of kids who have a special appreciation for personal independence worked this summer to help people fighting for their own independence halfway around the world. Participants in Sights for Hope’s Camp I CAN! summer program donated personal care items to the people of the Ukraine with funds they helped to raise. The campers […]

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Sights for Hope Grows its Client Population by 12% in One Year

Two Sights for Hope clients who are wearing blue Sights for Hope shirts

Sights for Hope’s client population increased by 12% during its 2021-2022 service year, according to organizational data. The organization had 625 clients with visual impairments and blindness when it ended the year on June 30. A total of 149 clients enrolled during the year and 81 clients withdrew or passed away. Sights for Hope also […]

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#FindOutMore: Older Adults from Two Sights for Hope Counties Exceed State Rate for Visual Impairments

Photo of an older woman holding a pair of glasses

A new report by the VisionServe Alliance and The Ohio State University states that two of the three counties in Sights for Hope’s service area exceed Pennsylvania’s average rate of older adults with visual impairments. The research from the university’s College of Optometry shows that 6.0% of Pennsylvanians ages 65 and up have difficulty seeing […]

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