Who We Are
Lighthouse of the Big Bend is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting people with vision loss. Services are provided on a one to one or group basis without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.

The mission of Lighthouse of the Big Bend is to enhance the lives of individuals who live with vision loss in the Big Bend area through direct services, community engagement, and education.  

Who We Serve
Lighthouse of the Big Bend serves individuals, from birth through life, who are legally blind, and live in one the following counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla. 

What We Do
Lighthouse of the Big Bend offers services to assist individuals seeking to be independent or maintain their independence after losing vision later in life. 

Some of our Services
 - Techniques of independent daily living
 - Communication (reading, writing, phone) 
 - Assistive technology including computers
 - Orientation and mobility (moving safely around the home and community) 
 - Employment skills
 - Recreation and leisure activities

 - Individual and family adjustment counseling

Become a Lighthouse client 
Potential clients must complete the intake referral form. Forms can be mailed in or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the Lighthouse. If assistance is required to complete the form, please call the Lighthouse and we will fill out the referral form over the phone (850) 942-3658. If you are outside Leon County, you can call the Lighthouse toll-free at 1(888)827-6033.  After the intake process is completed a Lighthouse Specialist will be assigned to each new client. Specialists plan and implement a training program aligned with each client's goals. 

The Lighthouse of the Big Bend is a fully accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired (NAC).