Sights for Hope Unveils New Client Activity Area in the Lehigh Valley

Approximately 15 Sights for Hope clients and a service dog pose inside Sights for Hope's new Client Activity Area at its Lehigh Valley Services Center

Sights for Hope has opened a new Client Activities Area at its Lehigh Valley Services Center – including a room for hands-on projects, a lounge, and a counseling room. The area allows Sights for Hope to conduct more client programs and activities and facilitate its growing personal counseling service. It also will provide a space […]

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Jasmyn’s Story Underscores Value of Services for Emotional Wellbeing

Sights for Hope client Jasmyn makes a heart symbol with her hands; she is wearing and dark purple shirt and is in front of a light purple backdrop

Jasmyn remembers the heat of the two-ton vehicle rolling over her. She recounts screaming and a driver who did not stop. She recalls wondering if she would be crushed or burnt to death. Jasmyn, who has lived with low vision since developing Glaucoma at the age of 9, has never let circumstances stop her. However, […]

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Sights for Hope Marks Milestone with Advanced Braille Program Graduation

Advanced Braille class graduates, their instructor, and their instructors in front of a Sights for Hope step-and-repeat banner

Sights for Hope marked a milestone this week by holding a graduation for the first clients in more than 40 years to complete its Advanced Braille life skills education program. The four graduates had been studying what is known as grade 2 Braille, or contracted Braille, for more than two years. When the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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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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Sights for Hope Helps Form New Lions Club to Help Lehigh Valley Clients Give Back

A person wearing a blue shirt and a yellow vest with the Lions International emblem and several Lions pins

Sights for Hope and Pennsylvania Lions District 14-K have formed the Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club – a branch of the Whitehall Lions Club that empowers people with visual impairments to give back to their communities. The Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club will select and implement service projects at its own […]

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#WorldBrailleDay2022: Sights for Hope Clients and Team Members Tell the Story of Braille

Drawing of a young Louis Braille and his teacher

In honor of World Braille Day, Sights for Hope’s clients and team members with visual impairments created a video to tell the story of Braille’s creation and its impact on their lives. The video features clients Chuck Alison, Annette Gozzard, Annie Ocasio, and Gary Dvorshak, who also is a member of Sights for Hope’s Board […]

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