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At The Chicago Lighthouse, we change lives.

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About The Chicago Lighthouse

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities with comprehensive vision care and support services. We offer 40 unique programs and services that help our clients optimize remaining vision, meet developmental and educational milestones, find employment and lead more independent lives.

Visit our website to learn more about our comprehensive offerings. Sign up for our newsletter for information about upcoming events and ways to get involved.

Become a Donor

Donors play a critical role in our community of care. Through the support of generous donors just like you, we serve 50,000 individuals annually. Help us continue to improve the quality of life for patients, clients and their families by making a donation online today!

Program Spotlight

This winter, we are highlighting our First Jobs Program, a unique vocational program that combines classroom learning, on-site orientation and paid work experience for students who are blind or visually impaired ages 15-24. For the first week, students attend morning classes on resume writing, career planning, disability disclosure, nonverbal communication skills, self-advocacy, conflict resolution and mock interviewing. Students spend afternoons orienting to and exploring job sites. For the next eight weeks, students work at their designated sites for 20 hours each week as paid intern employees, with the possibility for competitive employment.