FAQs

What is The Chicago Lighthouse?

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities with comprehensive vision care and support services. For more information, please see our About Us page.

What services are offered at The Chicago Lighthouse?

We offer services across six programmatic areas: Vision Care, Independent Living, Employment & Training, Assistive Technology, Education and Social Enterprise. For a full list of available programs and services, please see our Programs & Services page.

How do I contact The Chicago Lighthouse?

Please call our main line at (312) 666-1331 or see our Contact Us page for more information.

How do I get to The Chicago Lighthouse?

The Chicago Lighthouse main location is located at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. The closest CTA rail stops are Pink Line – Polk and Blue Line – Illinois Medical District. The closest east-west bus route is #12 Roosevelt. The closest north-south bus routes are #50 Damen and #9 Ashland.

The Chicago Lighthouse North is located at 222 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview. The closest Metra rail stop is Golf on the Milwaukee District / North Line, MD-N.

Is The Chicago Lighthouse a registered charity?

The Chicago Lighthouse is a registered charity in the state of Illinois and has tax exempt status from the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization. You may make a tax-deductible donation to The Chicago Lighthouse by visiting our Donate page or by calling Dave DeBoer at (312) 997-3668. Learn more about financial accountability and access past financial records here.

Is The Chicago Lighthouse affiliated with other “Lighthouse” organizations?

The Chicago Lighthouse is an independent, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois. There are several organizations across the United States that use the term lighthouse in their name. While there is no formal affiliation among “Lighthouse” organizations, many of these organizations also serve people who are blind or visually impaired and are members of National Industries for the Blind (NIB).

Does The Chicago Lighthouse offer tours?

We offer tours of The Chicago Lighthouse on a weekly basis. Tours must be arranged at least one week in advance by contacting Dominic Calabrese at (312) 997-3662.

How can I become a volunteer at The Chicago Lighthouse?

Please visit our Volunteer page to learn about becoming a volunteer.

How can I apply for employment at The Chicago Lighthouse?

Please visit our Careers page to learn about employment opportunities.

Where can I find additional resources for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled or Veterans?

Please see our Resource Guide for additional local, regional and national resources.


Still have questions? Email us at webmaster@chicagolighthouse.org.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse is the leading provider of low vision services for the Chicagoland area. Contact us today to learn more by calling (312) 666-1331.