Our Strategic Plan

With its 100th anniversary on the horizon, the Center for Vision Loss seeks to leverage its continued evolution to achieve greater recognition, support, and investment. While service as what iconic activist Helen Keller called “Knights of the Blind” always will be an important core component of the agency’s mission and identity, the organization has evolved to serve people of all ages and visual capabilities with the growth of its rehabilitation and prevention services.

The agency’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan outlines its efforts to communicate its value; increase its donor recruitment, recognition, and stewardship efforts; and invest judiciously in its programs to increase their impact. The plan was enacted by the agency’s Board of Directors on July 11, 2018.

MISSION
To enable personal triumphs over vision challenges.

VISION
To influence a world in which vision loss is no longer a barrier to independence and achievement.

PURPOSES
Support: To deliver support and improve quality of life for people who experience vision loss.
Rehabilitation: To provide for rehabilitation of visual capabilities in children and adults.
Prevention: To encourage people of all ages to engage in practices and behaviors that prevent vision loss.

IMPACTS
Support: The agency’s annual goal is for at least 75 percent of its vision loss clients to report that the services they receive help them maintain their independence.
Rehabilitation: The agency’s annual goal is for at least 85 percent of vision loss clients in its lifeskills programs to improve their functional capabilities.
Prevention: The agency reflects its impact in the numbers of children and adults engaged, screened, referred for additional care, and educated annually.

SERVICE AREAS
Lehigh Valley: Lehigh and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania
Monroe: Monroe County in eastern Pennsylvania

STRATEGIC DIMENSIONS
Advancement
Programmatic Excellence
Oversight and Governance

Click here for a print summary of the agency’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan (.pdf)

Contact for More Information

Douglas A. Yingling, 610.433.6018, Ext. 223

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