Proving that Vision Transcends Eyesight Since 1942
Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of the Blind and Visually Impaired Community. We provide the tools and opportunities through education and training so those we serve may live full productive lives. We are committed to providing high quality State Certified programs, designed to promote the fullest integration into society and into the workforce.
Exciting News!! Lions Center for the Blind is moving!
By September 7, 2015 we will be moving to our new location, 1722 Broadway, just 5 steps from the 19th street BART station in Oakland. Because our new location is just four blocks down from our current space and even closer to BART access, we know that with the assistance of our Center Staff the participant transition will be simple.
We will continue to be conveniently located in the Uptown/Downtown, the heart of some of Oakland’s greatest revitalization, and Community Benefit District (CBD). The CBD provides district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment to a 19 block area we continue to call home.
Please watch for the announcement of our Grand Re-Opening Celebration. We welcome you to come and visit our new home of greater efficiency and access to public transportation.
Latest News and Events:
The USOAC IS hosting their annual Healthy Living Festival, this year being held at the Oakland Zoo! There will be resource fair booths, entertainment, lunch, and fun activities for people of all ages. RSVP is required by Friday, September 4th. RSVP for the Healthy Living Festival.
Tickets are $50 and a portion of the proceeds from this event will support our mission of providing high quality programs and services for the blind and visually impaired. All youth (ages 18 and under) will be entered into a raffle for the opportunity to High-Five the players as they run onto the court after half time!
Community Member Eleanor Lew who is also a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Berkeley and Emeryville, Calif. shares her story of sudden limited vision and the effects of a Lions Center connection.