Human Services

Helen Keller Services

aka Industrial Home for the Blind

BROOKLYN, NY

Mission

Helen Keller Services' (HKS) mission is to enable individuals who are blind, visually-impaired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) and Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB). HKNC is the only comprehensive national program that provides vocational and independent living skills training to youths and adults with combined vision and hearing loss. HKSB is a comprehensive rehabilitation program serving individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired and who may have additional disabilities, living in the New York Metropolitan area.

Ruling Year

1936

Principal Officer

Joseph F. Bruno

Main Address

57 WILLOUGHBY STREET

BROOKLYN, NY 11201 USA

Keywords

Blind, Visually Impaired, deaf-blind

EIN

11-1630807

 Number

2171666038

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS

HELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

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Financials

Helen Keller Services

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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