Independent Living Starts Here
Your vision affects every area of your life, from getting dressed in the morning to travel and mobility to preparing food and managing your finances. If you are blind or experiencing vision loss and looking to enter or re-enter the workforce, Helen Keller Services for the Blind understands that your journey starts with building skills for independent living in your home and your community.
Our independent living specialists begin by assessing your individual goals and challenges and creating a customized service plan for helping you develop the core competencies you need to live the life you want. You’ll receive training and support from some of the most experienced professionals in the field. And you’ll be joining thousands of participants who have successfully navigated their own paths to more satisfying lives through employment and independence.
HKSB Independent Living Services
What We Offer
Independence starts at home, but it doesn’t end there. Gain skills and tools for daily living, travel and mobility, and adjusting to vision loss.
Manage your home safely and efficiently through adaptive skills, equipment and technology.
Get out and about with confidence. Develop skills to travel independently in your neighborhood and the larger community.
Get support to help you adjust to both the emotional and practical challenges of blindness and vision loss.
Voices From the Community
I feel much more confident in my own abilities. My O&M instructor helped me maneuver myself in the streets and use my cane properly. He was so patient and understanding with me.
Your Life, Your Way with HKSB Independent Living
When you’re able to take control of your own life, the possibilities feel limitless. Our independent living services help you get there.
Develop a growth mindset and feel less limited by your vision challenges.
Improve communication skills and experience greater community integration.
Develop the foundational skills you need to pursue employment or educational opportunities.
Enjoy an enhanced ability to choose and participate in activities that are meaningful to you.
Building more inclusive communities and empowering participants to live fuller lives.
At Helen Keller Services, we know that everyone wins when communities are more diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all. We partner with corporations, technology innovators, service providers, funders and individuals to fulfill our mission of enabling our participants to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.
Years of service
Empowering people who are blind, DeafBlind, have low vision or combined hearing and vision loss since 1893.
States providing HKNC services
The Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults (HKNC) serves people across the United States through a network of regional offices.
Participants served annually by HKSB
Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) serves people in the greater New York and Tri-state area.
Jan 4 – Jan 21, 2024
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050