Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, previously Savannah Association for the Blind

General Information

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, previously Savannah Association for the Blind
1141 Cornell Avenue
Savannah Georgia 1 31406
(912) 236 4473
tjohnson@sabinc.org
http://www.savannahcblv.org

Brief Description

Savannah Cneter for Blind and Low Vision (SCBLV), previously Savannah Association for the Blind, Incorporated, is a private, nonprofit agency serving the general public in southeastern Georgia and coastal South Carolina. The mission of SCBLV is to provide rehabilitation services designed to help blind and visually impaired individuals in all walks of life function independently in their homes and in the community.

Staff

Anika Futch, Director of Services, afutch@savannahcblv.org, 912 236 4473

Lois Modell, Executive Director, lmodell@savannahcblv.org

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Provides pre-assessment and post-assessment to determine functional capacities.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides training in communication skills.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Community outreach provided.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of assistive technology.

  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, group, family/parent, couple counseling; social evaluations; referral to community services. Refers for other counseling/social work services.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living skills, communication skills, and the use of adaptive devices.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Refers for employment-oriented services.

  • Health Services
    • Refers for health services.

  • In-Home Services
    • Provides supports for elderly individuals, (and their families, if present), who do not function fully independently, but who do not need 24-hour nursing care.

  • Information and Referral
    • Refers for vocational, educational, library services.

  • 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
    • Offers internship/field work, placement in social work and rehabilitation training, regular in-service training program.

  • Services for Seniors
    • providing services to older blind - 55 years and older in Chatham County and the other 29 surrounding counties

  • Support Groups
    • Peer Support Group offered for people living with vision loss and meets twice each month.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training. helps each individual learn to travel with others using the sighted guide technique and to travel independently using a white cane.