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Services and Programs

Florida Heiken Program

Established in 1992 the Heiken Program allows needy children to get prescription glasses free of charge.

Better Chance Music Production Program™

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers an inclusive, innovative year-round music education initiative targeting sighted and visually impaired young adults.

Braille Music Distance Learning

A series of Braille music lessons from the nationally acclaimed Better Chance Music Production Program™ is available in a distance learning format for blind and visually impaired students around the U.S. The course enables the Level 2 Braille reader to have information on sheet music equivalent to a sighted musician.

Children's Services

Youth Programs at Miami Lighthouse enable teens to transition into adulthood whether they want to pursue a career, higher education or acquire the skills necessary to live more independently.

Transition Program

The Transition Program is a year-round program that provides individuals 14-22 the opportunity to develop skills to enter the work force 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.

Adult Services

Programs at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired enable blind and visually impaired persons to regain independent living skills.

Life Enrichment Classes

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides a variety of classes designed to improve and expand the lives of students including Senior Group Health and Activities Program (SGA).

Braille Lessons

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually offers lessons designed to improve Braille skills of visually impaired people.

Parent Information About Children’s Program

Information for Transition Program Participants

 

 
 



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Agustin Arellano, Jr., Vice President, Finance/CFO, OHL Arellano Construction, CEO Virginia Jacko, Agustin Arellano, Sr., President, OHL Arellano Construction at Groundbreaking Ceremony for new 4th Floor,
July 15, 2013.
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Miami Marlins check presentation: PJ Loyello
Senior VP of Communications & Broadcasting,
David Samson Miami Marlins President,
Board Chair Agustin Arellano Jr.,
President & CEO Virginia Jacko,
Miami Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton,
Honorary Board Director Ray Casas and
Alfredo Mesa Executive Director of
Miami Marlins Foundation.

 

 
 



The Blind Visionary
All of Virginia’s royalties and part of the publisher’s
royalty income will be donated to blind services at
the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
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State of Vision
Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular registration fee.

 

 
 
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse first sought and received NAC accreditation in 1978 and has consistently achieved NAC accreditation to the present time having received seven commendations with its five year accreditation renewal.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 3% of U.S. nonprofits having earned a 4-star rating for six consecutive years 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 is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

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

                 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse's Heiken Children's Vision Program received the bronze medal for their service to thousands of under-served children in public schools at the 2012 Miami Today Gold Medal 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.

 

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

   
 
 

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