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601 SW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130 
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Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Client Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Please call for holiday hours.

For General Inquiries:

Telephone: 305-856-2288 
Fax: 305-285-6967 
Email: info@miamilighthouse.org

Executive Office

President & Chief Executive Officer

305-856-4176

 
 
 

Executive Administrative Assistant

786-362-7503

Senior Staff

Chief Financial Officer

786-362-7475

 
 
 

Chief Program Officer

786-362-7480

 
 
 

Senior Vice President for External Relations

786-362-7515

 
 
 

Director of Children's Programs

786-362-7482

 
 
 

Director of Compliance and Program
Grant Development

786-362-7512

 
 
 

Director of Facilities & Transportation

786-362-7441

 
 
 

Human Resources Manager

786-362-7513

Adult Services

Associate Director for Program Compliance

786-362-7449

 
 
 

Database/Data Entry Specialist

786-362-7459

Personal Management

Occupational and Low Vision Therapist

786-362-7529

 
 
 

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

786-362-7509

Case Managers

Senior Case Manager

786-362-7445

 
 
 

Computer Technology Services

Technology Director

786-362-7455

 
 
 

Braille & Assistive Technology Specialist

786-362-7458

 
 
 

Braille and Technology Literacy Coordinator

786-362-7457

 
 
 

Computer Technology Services Instructor

786-362-7446

 
 

Manager of Technology

305-856-2288
ext 7547

 
 
 

Computer Technology Service Instructor

786-362-7455

Orientation & Mobility

Director for Rehabilitation Programs

786-362-7509

 
 
 

O&M Specialist

786-362-7447

 
 
 

O&M Specialist

 

Social Group Activities

Senior Group Activity Instructor

786-362-7453

 
 
 

Senior Group Activity Instructor

786-362-7453

 
 
 

Dietitian

305-856-2288
ext 7548

 
 
 

Recreational Therapist

786-362-7453

Transition Program

Manager of Transition and Education Services

786-362-7523

 
 
 

Job Readiness

Job Service Specialist

Blind Babies Program

Manager of Children's Programs

786-362-7481

 
 
 

Children's Specialist

305-856-2288
ext 7544

 
 
 

Children's Specialist/OT

305-856-2288
ext 7546

 
 
 

Children’s Specialist

305-856-2288
ext 7551

 
 
 

Children's Specialist

305-856-2288
ext 7479

 
 
 

Program Coordinator

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Family and Children Support Specialist

786-362-7456

Lighthouse Learning Center for Children

Associate Director

786-362-7483

 
 
 

TVI and O&M Specialist

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Early Childhood Education Teacher

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher of the Visually Impaired & O&M

305-856-2288
ext 7483

 
 
 

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

305-856-2288
ext 7483

 
 
 

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

786-362-7483

 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

305-856-2288
ext 7483

 
 
 

Early Childhood Teacher

786-362-7484

Program Coordinator

786-362-7483

Early Childhood Education Teacher

786-362-7483

Service Coordinator

786-362-7483

Early Childhood Education Teacher

786-362-7483

Teacher Assistant

786.362.7483

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

Teacher Assistant

786-362-7483

Early Childhood Education Teacher

786-362-7483

Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program

Heiken Quality Assurance

786-362-7469

 
 
 

Heiken Children's Vision Program Manager

786-362-7527

 
 
 

Optometric Technician Driver

786-362-7525

 
 
 

Optometric Technician Driver

786-362-7467

 
 
 

Data Entry

786-362-7504

 
 
 

Heiken Optometric Technician Driver

786-362-7522

 
 
 

Heiken Program Coordinator

786-362-7532

 
 
 

Program Coordinator

786-362-7524

Low Vision

Consulting Optometrist

786-362-7469

 
 

 

Manager of Vision Solutions

786-362-7489

 
 

 

Occupational and Low Vision Therapist

786-362-7529

 
 
 

Vision Solution Coordinator

305-856-2288
ext 7479

Music Department

Music Instructor

786-362-7531

 
 
 

Music Instructor

786-362-7531

 
 
 

Music Instructor

786-362-7531

 
 
 

Music Instructor

786-362-7531

 
 
 

Music Instructor

786-362-7531

 
 
 

Manager of Music Programs

786-362-7535

Development

Development Database Manager

786-362-7510

 
 
 

Development Database Coordinator

786-362-7511

 
 
 

Senior Manager of Donor Development

786-362-7507

 
 
 

Manager of Grant Administration

786-362-7472

External Relations

External Relations

305-856-2288
ext 7514

Human Resources

Client & Guest Relations Coordinator

786-362-7483

Back-up Receptionist

305-856-2288

Finance and Business Services

Senior Accountant

786-362-7476

 
 
 

Senior Accountant

786-362-7517

 
 
 

Accountant

786-362-7477

 
 
 

Accounting Clerk

786-362-7476

Transportation & Facilities

Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

786-362-7443

 
 
 

Cook

786-362-7442

 
 
 

Housekeeper

786-362-7441

 
 
 

Driver

786-362-7441

 
 
 

Transportation Specialist

786-362-7441

 
 
 

Driver

305-856-2288
ext 7441

 
 
 

Driver

786-362-7443

Directions to Miami Lighthouse

From the North: 

  • Take I-95 South to the SW 7 Street exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto SW 7 Street.
  • Proceed to the next traffic light, which is SW 8 Avenue and turn Right.
  • Our parking lot is on the right-hand side, about ½ block down. 

From the South: 

  • Take US 1 North until it becomes I-95 North.
  • Take the SW 8 Street exit.
  • At the traffic light go straight ahead to the next traffic light, which is SW 7 Street.
  • Turn Left.
  • Go to SW 8 Avenue (a traffic light) and turn Right.
  • Our parking lot is on the right-hand side, about ½ block down. 

From the West: 

  • Take the Palmetto to 836 east.
  • Proceed to I-95 South.
  • Take I-95 South to the SW 7 Street exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto SW 7 Street.
  • Proceed to the next traffic light, which is SW 8 Avenue and turn Right.
  • Our parking lot is on the right-hand side, about ½ block down. 

From the West via SW 8th Street:

  • Head east on SW 8th STREET to SW 8th AVENUE.
  • a
  • Turn left onto SW 8th Avenue.
  • Go 1-1/2 blocks north.
  • Miami Lighthouse on the right.

 

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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AERBVI

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

GuideStar Exchange's Gold Participant

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

 
 

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

 
 

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 
 

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