Association For The Blind And Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries Of Greater Rochester

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aka ABVI   |   Rochester, NY   |  https://www.goodwillfingerlakes.org/abvi

Mission

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) is dedicated to carrying out its mission to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and communities. As a leading not-for-profit organization and community resource, ABVI adheres to these core organizational values: Respect, Integrity, Accessibility, Self-determination, Service Excellence, Confidentiality, Development, Communication, Culture and Continuous Improvement.

Notes from the nonprofit

ABVI is an affiliate of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes

Ruling year info

1953

Principal Officer

Dr. A. Gidget Hopf Ed.D.

Main address

422 South Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620 USA

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EIN

16-0743906

NTEE code info

Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments (G41)

Employment Training (J22)

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are barriers in the lives of people with significant vision loss. Whether it's a child who just wants to run and play like their sighted peers, an adult who wants to keep the job they love or find employment so they can support themselves and their family or and older adult who wants to maintain their independence and learn to navigate their world safely, all of these people need somewhere to turn that will support their goals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vision Rehabilitation Center

ABVI has been providing services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired across Monroe and eight other counties for over 100 years. In 2016 we provided early vision screenings to over 2,800 children at risk for vision loss that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Over 7,200 people were served by ABVI's Vision Rehabilitation staff in 2016.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who received early vision screenings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vision Rehabilitation Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Individuals who received a low-vision exam

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vision Rehabilitation Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vision Rehabilitation Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Since 1911, the mission of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) has been to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and their community.

ABVI is the only provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs and services for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. The services we provide children focus on ways to complete schoolwork, socialize, and have fun. Through education and work experiences, young adults are prepared for a future of work. Working age adults find ways to obtain or maintain employment, often by using our expertise in adaptive technology. With older adults we focus on skills needed for their daily activities from when they get up in the morning to when they go to bed at night.

Our long history of providing services for those who are blind or visually impaired in our region makes us uniquely qualified to serve the thousands of people who turn to us each year. In 2011, we opened our new, state-of-the-art Vision Rehabilitation building, including an outdoor play area specifically designed for children who are blind or visually impaired. Our programs are constantly evolving as technology develops and the needs of those we serve change.

In 2017, ABVI touched the lives of thousands of people in our community. Our Vision Rehabilitation team worked with 2,973 people, preparing them to be self-sufficient at home, work, and in their community. We gave 771 people a low-vision exam and provided devices maximizing remaining vision to those who needed them. Our staff went out into the community to provide early vision screenings to 2,414 children under the age of five to identify possible blinding vision conditions before it's too late for treatment.

We are currently expanding the scope of our Children's Programs to provide more support for children who are blind or visually impaired and their families.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Association For The Blind And Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries Of Greater Rochester

Board of directors
as of 12/23/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Barnecut-Kearns

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Joyce Zimowski

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