It’s the services and programs that Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers that makes a lasting difference in the community. From music education to pre-employment service, from programs for children to adults to seniors, Miami Lighthouse works with people to help build their skillsets and abilities, strengthen their connections to others, and foster their enjoyment of life.
Established by Miami Lighthouse and its partners in 1992, the Heiken Program allows needy children to get prescription glasses free of charge.
Miami Lighthouse offers inclusive, innovative year-round music education for both sighted and visually impaired young adults.
Young people 14-22 develop skills to enter the workforce or post-secondary education. Students learn important life skills, like home and personal management, assistive technology, job readiness, orientation and mobility, social skills and community integration.
This Distance Learning Curriculum is designed to improve the digital literacy of blind and visually impaired students.
Programs for children ages birth to thirteen including home visitation, Pre-K, school- age programs, and summer camp.
Low Vision Services assist patients in utilizing their remaining useful vision to stay independent by teaching them how to manage tasks of daily living despite their vision loss.
Miami Lighthouse offers a wide range of fun and exciting classes and activities designed to promote rewarding experiences and camaraderie.
Programs at Miami Lighthouse enable blind and visually impaired persons to regain independent living skills.
Miami Lighthouse offers lessons on Advanced Technology Access with Voice-Over on Mac™ for Pro Tools.
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".
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.
Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.
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.
Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.
Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.