Independent Living

We help our clients maximize independent functioning through programs that build confidence, provide social interaction and teach lessons in daily living.

Maximizing Independence

Our independent living programs are designed to help our clients overcome barriers to living life independently. Our hands-on programs provide a nurturing community where our clients gain confidence, deepen social skills and maximize their independence. We offer unique resources that are specific to the visually impaired community and tailored to our clients’ needs and interests. Specialists on staff provide communication assistance, case management, advocacy, academic tutoring, adjustment counseling, Braille phone instruction and more.

Assistive Technology Center

Our team of specialists provides access to cutting-edge technology, assistive devices and independent living aids to help individuals with visual impairments live life to the fullest.

Meet Our Team

Meet Greg Polman, a highly respected advocate and authority in the field of blindness and disability.


Get answers to frequently asked questions at The Chicago Lighthouse.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.

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