We teach legally and totally blind individuals independent daily living skills and provide recreational social outlets



Your generosity helps provide life changing services and brings hope to our community. Together, we can make a difference and 100% of your money will be used to offer training to overcome the disabling effects of blindness.

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IE Lighthouse for the Blind's Services

Independent Living classes

We offer immersive learning experiences to identify strengths and interests, help students build confidence, and gain a sense of direction.

Training Kitchen

We teach the visually impaired how to use the type of cooking method they have in their own home.

Braille Instruction

Participants are provided instruction in learning to read and write Braille.

Computer & SmartPhone Training

It is possible to learn to use your computer. Learning the keyboard is the first step and we can show you how!

Mobility and Orientation

We provide instruction on how to use a white cane properly and how to navigate our school campus.

Support Group

Every Thursday morning we have "Learning to Live With Vision Loss Support Group". Family and friends are invited to participate in this important discussion on living with vision loss.

Independent Living classes

Training Kitchen

Braille Instruction

Computer & Smartphone Training

Mobility & Orientation

Support Group

** Tours are available. Please call (909) 884-3121 to schedule a visit and see our program on a first hand basis.

“Blind people are capable of doing everything they did before their vision loss, they just need to learn a new way to do it!”

- Sandy Wood, Executive Director

The Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a place where adults who are visually impaired can receive training to overcome the disabling effects of blindness.  It’s a place where they can prepare themselves to resume a full and normal life.

Our services are available free of charge, regardless of age, race, creed, color or gender.  The only qualification is that a member receiving service be legally blind and have the capability to participate in a classroom setting.

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Our Top Priorities

Our programs, classes, and activities enrich, train and educate visually impaired people in our service area, as well as the public, about the tremendous potential, normalcy, independence and joy possible for those living with challenges in their eyesight.


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Brightening our World Since 1951

Since our establishment, our goal has been to address the growing needs of the blind community in the Inland Empire. 

All classes, instruction, materials, meals, transportation and referral services are provided at no charge to the totally and legally blind. The Lighthouse is a privately funded charity.  Our primary means of support emanates from donations, grants, fundraising, wills, trusts and estates.

To learn how you can get involved with supporting the Lighthouse, see our Volunteer or Become a Sponsor pages.

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Fundraising Events



Golf Tournament & Poker Run

11th Annual Golf Tournament and Poker Run @ Morongo Golf Club – Save the date! Putting contest, scramble best ball, luncheon, awards, raffle & more.

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Cruise for Sight Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

21th Annual Car Show and 50th Annual CA State Championship ICS Chili Cook-Off – more info coming soon. Mark your calendars!

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Super Bowl LIX Package Raffle

1st Prize: 2 Tickets to Super Bowl LVIII, $1,500.00 cash for travel, and a hotel stay for two!  2nd Prize: $1,000.00 cash!  3rd Prize: $500.00 cash! Get your tickets today!

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The power of effecting changes for the better is within ourselves, not in the favorableness of circumstances

- Helen Keller

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  • Address
    359 E. Parkcenter Circle South
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • Office Hours
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

The Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. EIN is 95-1996554 and is a public charity, exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3.