Programs & Services Status

At a Glance: COVID-19 Update
As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we are continuing to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our clients and employees. Please see the list below for the current status of our programs and services. Check back as we will continue to provide further updates. For questions, contact webmaster@chicagolighthouse.org

Low Vision Rehabilitation

 Assistive Technology

  • Tools for Living Store: Please schedule an appointment. Contact (800) 919-3375 or shop online
  • Assistive Technology Center: Appointments accepted for consultations. Contact The Chicago Lighthouse North at (847) 510-6200 and The Chicago Lighthouse on Roosevelt at (800) 919-3375.
  • Home-based Assistive Technology Training Program: Available by appointment only. Contact Patrick Andrade, Assistive Technology Manager: (312) 997-3649 or Email Patrick
  • Low Vision Product Road Shows: Currently postponed. For more information, contact Michelle Fiocchi, Manager of Retail Operations and Rehabilitation Services: (847) 510-2051 or Email Michelle
  • OrCam Demo Days: For questions or to schedule a private demonstration in-person or virtually, contact Noreen Costello, Technology Specialist: (312) 666-1331 or Email Noreen

Digital Accessibility

  • Digital Accessible Experience (DAX): Open and accepting clients. More information

Employment

Education

  • Birth-to-Three Early Intervention: Functioning via remote learning. More information
  • Children’s Development Center: Functioning via remote learning. More information
  • Preschool for All: Now enrolling for 2020-2021 school year. Apply here

Independent Living

  • Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS Radio): Listen here
  • Kane Legal Clinic: Reopening September 2020. More information
  • Orientation & Mobility: Currently functioning remotely. For more information, contact Greg Polman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy: (312) 997-3673 or Email Greg
  • Seniors Program: Currently functioning remotely. For more information, contact Melissa Wittenberg, Senior Director, The Chicago Lighthouse North: 847-510-2060 or Email Melissa
  • Adult Living Skills Program: Temporarily closed. Tentative reopen date is September 1. More information

Youth Transition Program

  • Summer in the City: Functioning remotely the week of July 19, 2020. The program is currently full. More information
  • First Jobs Program: All programs have been cancelled except for Photography for All, which is full. More information
  • Saturday Seminars: Postponed until Fall 2020. More information