Lions Volunteer Blind Industries/Opportunity East

General Information

Lions Volunteer Blind Industries/Opportunity East
758 West Morris Boulevard
Morristown Tennessee 1 37813
423-714-1673
http://www.volblind.org

Brief Description

Opportunity East's mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through comprehensive training and support so that they can become integrated and productive within their communities.

Staff

Michele Love, Employment, Michele.Love@Volblind.org

Louis Galbreath, O&M, louis@volblind.org, 423 586 3998 ext.35

Lois Morie, Lead Technical Trainer, lois@volblind.org, 423 586 3922 ext.53

Trevor Southerland, Director of Rehabilitation, trevor@volblind.org, 423 586 3922 ext.54

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Evaluates for pre-vocational, independent living, orientation and mobility, and basic computer skills.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in home/personal management, communication, travel, and other adaptive skills.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides pre-vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job readiness training, placement services. Provides entry-level training for the Tennessee Business Enterprise Program (www.tnvend.com).

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Professional Training
    • Provides training for individuals with employment goals in the areas of telephone customer service, answering service, reservations, sales and related fields.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.