The Lighthouse of Houston serves 5,000 individuals annually through our health and community programs, independent living centers and assisted living facilities.  Of those we employ, nearly 40% are blind or visually impaired. Employees are trained to work in our service or products division.  Our programs and services provide individuals with the ability to live independently and to reach their full emotional, social and educational potential.

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80+ years of service

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40% of employees are visually Impaired

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350 volunteers each year

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5,000 individuals served each year

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7,198,000 products sold



The mission of the Lighthouse of Houston is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to be independent members of society. We provide services that identify and develop the individual strengths and needs of each person with visual disabilities so they may reach their full emotional, social, and educational potential.  The client is the journey, and our talented staff  is here to assist and provide each client with any and all available resources.



The Lighthouse of Houston was officially founded in 1939, this non-profit for the blind in Houston can be traced back to 1925. The first organized effort to serve Houston's visually impaired population was started by the Dandelions, the Women's Auxiliary of the Lions Club. The Dandelions established a sewing club for people with blindness and worked to establish sales outlets for the articles they made. Over the years, programs and services were expanded.  Click to read the full history.

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"It is truly an honor and privilege to work for the Lighthouse of Houston and to work alongside so many wonderful Volunteers, Staff and Board of Directors to advance the mission.   We are all collectively dedicated to serving people of all ages and all stages of vision loss, including blindness.  Our commitment and passion to the those we serve is what drives our motivation to continue to improve and provide the highest quality programs and services.   Providing blind or visually impaired individuals the opportunity to participate in programs or services that will help them develop and identify individual strengths and needs is of the utmost importance.  We aim to provide every individual the opportunity to reach their fullest emotional, social and educational potential and want them to be independent members of society."

Jenna Dhayer



Lighthouse of Houston Leadership is dedicated to the mission and advancement of resources to all people impacted by vision loss. Our staff team includes a variety of talented professionals including individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Our team is passionately dedicated to the mission of The Lighthouse and can provide expert guidance as well as first-hand experiences to clients.  We are driven by those we serve.




A financial contribution to the Lighthouse of Houston will make an immediate impact on those we serve through our programs and services.  To make a meaningful impact, donate today!

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Volunteerism is the best way to find yourself and to give back to others.  The Lighthouse of Houston is a great place to volunteer your time.   There are many wonderful volunteer roles that will surely fit what you are looking for in giving back through volunteering.

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“What an incredible organization. We change lives every day by providing our clients the skills and opportunity for independence and success. For over 80 years, the Lighthouse has provided specialized services for the visually impaired. With the guidance and support of its volunteers, employees, leadership, board, and community partners, we are positioned to continue as a resource for Houston and Texas for years to come.”
Chris Reinecker
LOH Board of Directors Member