Loss of sight through illness or injury creates a host of uncertainties. In addition to the vision loss, people facing blindness can also feel a loss of independence. Employment, hobbies and personal relationships can all be impacted. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a leader in Blind Rehabilitation, and offers both residential and outpatient services to help veterans develop personal independence along with reintegration into their families and communities. Driscoll Cares has partnered with the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center to educate groups of students at the West Haven VA Hospital and to interact with Blind/sight impaired veterans.
Driscoll Cares’ goal for 2019 is to get thirty (30) to fifty (50) students to participate in a day of service during a Saturday in May at the thirteen (13) US VA Blind Rehabilitation Centers which includes one in Puerto Rico.