Our Mission & Values
Empowering individuals who are blind, DeafBlind, have vision loss, or have combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.
Our core values guide our work and performance as we deliver our HKS mission. We value diversity and are committed to equality. We embrace an environment where teamwork is paramount, and we promote respect, accountability, transparency and integration. We strive for excellence through innovation and our commitment to accessibility. We are dedicated to working with each person to achieve their desired goals towards independence, employment and quality of life, based on their talents, preferences and aspirations.
Unlocking doorways to opportunity.
HKS is comprised of Helen Keller Services for the Blind, a regional division serving the New York City/Long Island area, and the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults, a national division headquartered in Sands Point, New York, with a network of regional offices that extends our reach across the United States.
Our Leadership Team
Experience, knowledge and a passion for empowering all communities.
With over 100 years of combined experience in the field, the HKS leadership team provides extensive and critical guidance to its teams and community partners.
Partner With Us
Our partnerships are as diverse as the organizations and individuals we team up with.
You can get involved by becoming a corporate partner, funder, volunteer or service provider. Our partners empower participants by providing employment training and opportunities, enhancing accessibility and much more. We are always open to new ideas and opportunities to work together with individuals, businesses and organizations.
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