Empowering Pennsylvanians with vision loss to live and work independently.
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Explore the Corps
VisionCorps is Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania’s resource for individuals with vision loss to learn to live independently. Beyond rehabilitation and recreational services, VisionCorps encourages meaningful employment for people who are blind through our comprehensive Business & Industry Group. Services for clients are provided at no cost and are made possible through community support and revenue from the Business & Industry Group. Read more.
The Corps Business Model
The Corps Business Model
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VisionCorps relies on support from the community. With a variety of ways to give, VisionCorps works with donors to individualize giving opportunities. Beyond monetary donations, the community can support special events, like the Eye Drop Rappelling Event held annually, or volunteer. These fundraising programs help secure the future of VisionCorps services as the need is expected to grow significantly with an aging baby boomer population.
Rehabilitation Programs and Services
By 2050, the number of people who are blind in The United States is expected to double from what it was in 2010. Residents in VisionCorps’ service area rely on the comprehensive services provided to them by specialized staff—and that need will continue to grow with the anticipated increased demand. VisionCorps is the only private nonprofit providing these services in the counties it calls home—Adams, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York. Long-term support of these services is critical to the independence of residents of South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Business & Industry Group
The Business & Industry Group fulfills contracts with manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and distribution. In addition to manufacturing, group capabilities also include food processing and administrative services — contract management, specifically. Contracts are held both commercially and with government agencies such as Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the PA Turnpike Commission. VisionCorps’ Business & Industry Group is ISO 9001:2015 certified, consistently providing products and services that meet stringent customer and federal regulatory requirements.
When you make a purchase from VisionCorps, you’re not just buying a product; you’re providing opportunity. All products manufactured, packaged, and shipped from our ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities are the end result of the heart of VisionCorps’ Mission: To empower individuals with vision loss to attain independence. Employees who are blind have meaningful employment and receive competitive wages by fulfilling orders. The revenue generated from your purchase also helps to pay for services to community members living with vision loss so they may regain and maintain their independence. Your purchase is an investment in the community where we live, work, and play.
The unemployment rate for people who are blind nationwide is 70%. VisionCorps Business & Industry Group employs individuals who are blind in manufacturing, administrative, and leadership roles—with more than 75% of the direct labor for our products performed by employees who are blind. Upward mobility is encouraged through ongoing training and educational opportunities to promote growth from within. VisionCorps employees are proud to maintain meaningful employment and give back to the community at the same time.
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Our Foundational Values:
VisionCorps is proud to have our four core values reflected in all we do, from providing services to our clients to work on the production line: Commitment, Integrity, Respect, and Innovation.
Contact us to see these values in action.
Dennis Steiner - VisionCorps President & CEO
VisionCorps believes in Accountability and Transparency
Financials & Accountability
Our Annual Report, Independent Financial Audit, and Form 990 is available with information about our financial health and donor support.
Donors keep VisionCorps services available now—and sustaining gifts ensure future availability. Join your neighbors in supporting VisionCorps—with confidence—today!
Ask us about vision loss and learn something new!
VisionCorps shares its expertise through community outreach. Presentations can be general overviews—or specific topics such as working with people who are blind or providing support to people who are blind. Learn more about how we can help provide education to your community or professional group.