LIGHTHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Guiding the Way to Independence

aka LIGHTHOUSE OF SWFL   |   North Fort Myers, FL   |  www.lighthouseswfl.org

Mission

The mission of the Lighthouse of SW Florida is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society.

Ruling year info

1976

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Dotty St. Amand

Main address

35 W. Mariana Ave.

North Fort Myers, FL 33903 USA

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Formerly known as

Visually Impaired Persons of SW Florida

EIN

59-1665257

NTEE code info

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lighthouse of SW Florida

Services include: Intake and assessment, counseling and support groups, Low Vision Clinics, Orientation & Mobility, Information & Referrals. Onsite and "at home" courses and training in Independent Living Skills, Eccentric Viewing, Computers with Assistive Technology, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Membership Activities and low vision aids.

Population(s) Served
People with vision impairments

Serves babies from birth to 5 years old. Provides vision rehab to both baby and parents.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with vision impairments

Serves children aged 6-14 years; provides vision rehabilitation to both the child and parents

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with vision impairments

Serves teenagers and young adults, aged 14-22. Provides guidance as students go through high school and then transition into college or the workforce.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Teach adults aged from 19 to end of life the skills they need to live independently with blindness

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Clients learn skills necessary to maintain their employment or to re-enter the workforce

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with vision impairments

Where we work

Financials

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LIGHTHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jill Turner

Retired Children's Advocacy Center

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jill Turner

Consultant, Child Protection Team Florida Dept. of Health

Shelia Clark

Retired

Norman Turiano

Principal,Turiano Strategic Consulting

Evan Connell

Analyst II,Lee County Sheriff Intelligence Unit

Jack Green

Retired, John Deere & Co.

Arthur "Chip" McElroy

Professor, Hodges University

Gwynetta Gittens

Lee County School Board

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

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