The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit social enterprise providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. The Lighthouse has provided employment and support to people who are blind since 1918.
Over 480 individuals are employed at the Lighthouse, more than 270 of whom are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities. Lighthouse employees have access to a wide range of career opportunities and comprehensive training programs allowing them to create products and provide services of outstanding quality for our customers.
The Lighthouse is a successful manufacturing organization with over 60 years of experience in precision machining. Employees produce an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment sold to the Federal Government and the U.S. Military.
In addition to manufacturing, the Lighthouse also operates AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs) up and down the West Coast U.S., which offer one-stop shopping to military personnel and federal employees. Convenient locations allow personnel to walk in, select needed supplies and have them delivered on-base or in the office that same day.
When you purchase SKILCRAFT® and other AbilityOne® products at your local BSC, you help empower people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities by creating diverse, sustainable, and meaningful employment opportunities.