LIONS VISION RESOURCE NETWORK
FORMERLY LIONS CENTER FOR THE BLIND, OAKLAND


New Vision
 For 75 years, the Lions Center for the Blind (LCB) in Oakland, CA, provided services for people with visual impairments. Forced to close our physical location in 2016 due to low reimbursement rates from County and Federal agencies, the organization still desired to provide services for the visually impaired community. As a result, LCB has now become Lions Vision Resource Network (LVRN), with a new vision for supporting, enabling and empowering people with visual impairments. We are now an all-volunteer organization striving to enrich the lives of visually impaired people by funding educational, employment, research and other innovations; providing referrals for visually impaired persons and their families to welcoming retail and service businesses and entertainment opportunities; and promoting White Cane Day activities among Lions Clubs and the broader community.  


Grants-in-Aid
LVRN seeks applications from individuals in need or from organizations that help the visually impaired. Our purpose is to provide assistance to "fill the gaps" in service provided by other agencies, including the State. Applicants must be residents of Alameda or Contra Costa County, and must provide evidence of visual impairment. The application form is available upon request.
Information
We maintain a comprehensive data bank of resources for blind and visually impaired, including everything from doctors to sports venues to where to buy shoes where the staff are friendly. Want to know which theaters are most helpful to blind and visually impaired? Consult our list by calling us. 
LVRN strives to enrich the lives of visually impaired  through a new 21st century vision - by funding educational, employment, research, and other innovations; by providing referrals for visually impaired persons and their families to welcoming retail and service businesses and entertainment opportunities; and by promoting White Cane Day among Lions Clubs and the broader community.

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Contact Us
info@lionsvisionresource.org

(510) 450-1580




Telephone coverage is by volunteers, so please be patient. If there is no answer, leave a detailed message and we will respond as soon as possible.

LVRN's Board of Directors is composed of Lions Club members and members of the visually impaired community. We are a California not-for-profit corporation.