Beaver County Association for the Blind

Alternate Name / Acronym


Parent Organization

Keystone Independence Management

Options: 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

History of Organization:

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.

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding 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.


Key Leaders

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 312 724-843-8886
Jennifer Thomson SS Program Director 724-506-8959 direct 724-813-2831 724-843-8886
Janice Beaver Prevention of Blindness Specialist 724-624-9556 724-815-6913 724-843-8886

Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
(724) 843-1111
(724) 843-8886 FAX

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.) general

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address

Title/Description (Corporate office, Headquarters, etc.)

Beaver County Office


616 4th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
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Additional Addresses:

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

Service Area

Beaver County

Services Provided

Service 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

Available Hours

M-Th 7 am to 4:30 pm

Fees/Cost for Services

most are free

Eligibility 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 program

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

call the agency at 724-843-1111

Handicap Accessibility


Languages Spoken or Available


Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

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

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.