Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 · Ph: 305.856.2288 · Fx: 305-285.6967 · info@miamilighthouse.org 

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Calendar of Events

February 14th, 2023

McCrea Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

This Valentine's Day, February 14th, we will celebrate our annual McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by saying "thank you" to our volunteers.

   

March 11th, 2023

Art Walk at Miami Lighthouse

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is bringing together the blind artistic community to make a statement on Miami's historic art scene: Celebrating inclusion, diversity and equity in the arts, this event features art by Miami Lighthouse artists. Click here to view the invitation.

   

March 17th, 2023

Miami Lighthouse Academy Playground Expansion

The Playground Expansion Project was awarded the ABC Excellence in Construction Eagle Award which is given to a project that exemplifies great design, execution, safety, and quality reviewed by an independent panel. Join us on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate our new award-winning green space. Click here to view the invitation.

   

May 24th, 2023

Music Under the Stars

Music Under the Stars... Bon Appétit Miami will treat guests on Wednesday, May 24th to an evening of entertainment and culinary delights with proceeds from the highly successful annual event benefiting Miami Lighthouse's Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

   

Ongoing

Feel the Vision Tour

Tours of the Lighthouse are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. To arrange for a tour, please contact us.

   
 
 
   

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience.
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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.

 

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.