Beaver County Association for the BlindAlternate Name / Acronym
Keystone Independence ManagementOptions: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Beaver County Association for the Blind (BCAB) is a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to visually impaired and blind individuals who live in Beaver County Pennsylvania. our mission is to educate, empower, and employ people who are blind or disabled.
BCAB's Human Services Department is dedicated to
increasing independence and improving the quality of life. With minimal agency support and training,
many individuals can live independently and productively.
The Prevention of Blindness programs at the BCAB work to educate the public about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of blindness. BCAB also offers free vision screenings to all ages by appt., and offers a low vision clinic to the public. BCAB reaches out to persons of all ages, concentrating on their specific needs.
BCAB now has a low vision clinic, open to the public, with Dr. Paul Freeman. We also offer Technology Information and Assistive Techonology Classes. There are also Orientation Mobility and Vocational Rehabilitation Trainings available.
We also have the Keystone Kids program, a support group for children ages 10 to 17 and our Young Adults Program for those adults 18 and over
Organization officially began in 1947, although the association for the blind was in Beaver Falls in the late 20's early 30's. We have continually served the Beaver County Community since then.Options: Accreditations and Licenses
A Beaver Link Partner ADRC, Human Services Forum, PA 2-1-1,
Members of NAC, Source America, Unique Source, PA Assoc. for the Blind, and the BC United Way.
Non-profit corporationFunding Sources
BCAB gets a portion of the monies from a grant from the Dept of Health and Human Services to the PA Assoc. for the Blind and also receives funding from the BC United Way.
|Name*||Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.)||Phone Number 1||Phone Number 2||Fax Number||Email Address|
|Teresa Lukes||Administrative Director||724-506-6477 direct||724-843-1111 x firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Thomson||SS Program Director||724-506-8959 email@example.com|
|Janice Beaver||Prevention of Blindness Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Contact InformationContact Phone Numbers
|Number*||Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)|
|(724) 843-8886 FAX|
|Email*||Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)|
|Website*||Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)|
Beaver County OfficeAddress:
616 4th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
|Title/Description (Branch office, Satellite office, etc.)||Address Line 1||Address Line 2||Address Line 3||City||State||Zip Code|
|Affiliate Office/Keystone Blind||3056 E State StHermitagePA16148|
Beaver CountyServices ProvidedService Description
Support services:driver/escort, reading mail, shopping, orientation and mobility services
Prevention of Blindness: adult and childrens screenings, educational programs, low-cost eyeglass program Keystone Kids
M-Th 7 am to 4:30 pmFees/Cost for Services
most are freeEligibility Requirements
Need visual acuity report for supportive services. Must meet financial eligibility for low cost eyeglass program.Required Documentation
vision acuity report, may need financial verification for eyeglass programHow to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
call the agency at 724-843-1111Handicap Accessibility
yesLanguages Spoken or Available
must have clearances, assist at life skills and support groups, shopping trips, vision screenings and administrative database entry. If aiding with childrens vision screenings must have all required state clearances