Support Services

Are you or a family member experiencing vision loss?

For over 85 years, the team at the Vision Resource Center of Berks County provides assistance with daily activities, safe travel, and support groups for individuals with vision impairment and blindness. We aim to help enable these individuals to maintain their quality of life and independent living.


The Process for a Possible New Client:

We’re here to help! There are two steps to get started:

  1. Schedule an intake appointment
  2. Sign a release form for a copy of the most recent vision report

If you or your client or loved one qualifies, referrals and services can be put in place.

Call 610-375-8407 to get started receiving free visual impairment support services.


Easy to Manage Adaptations for the Home

We help identify and suggest easy-to-manage adaptations to:

  • Avoid falls by recommending removal of safety hazards
  • Provide safety cues using color contrast
  • Adjust/suggest changes in household lighting
  • Suggest/recommend large button phones, remote controls, writing aids


Support Groups

  • Sight Loss Support Group – Meets Monthly
    Provide support and problem solving for clients. This meeting is open to individuals who are blind or are visually impaired and their family members, friends, and caregivers. This meeting is designed to discuss the latest technology and medical breakthroughs that may be of interest to the attendees.
  • Spanish Speaking Sight Loss – Meets Monthly
    Provide support for those within Berks County who are blind or have vision loss that feel more comfortable within the Spanish speaking community. This group meets to discuss problems and possible solutions for difficulties they are having dealing with everyday life with their visual impairment.
  • Caregivers Sight Loss Support Group – Meets Monthly
    This group meets monthly to help other caregivers be a support for their visually impaired family member. Caregivers need the support of others that have experienced the difficulties with complete or partial vision loss and the changes that occur in everyone’s life.

Call 610-375-8407 or contact us to get involved with our support groups.


Social and Recreational Activities

  • Lunch Bunch – Meets Monthly
    Our lunch brunch group meets at various restaurants throughout Berks County as a means of socialization. This group is open to those with visual impairments or who are blind as well as their family members, friends, and caregivers. Lunch Bunch Restaurants include Deluxe Restaurant, Pourhouse American Grille, Cross Roads Family Restaurant and Wegman’s Restaurant.
  • Social/Recreational Program – Meets Every Other Month
    Social/Recreational Programs include a musical and lunch, crafting sessions, dances, holiday shopping, guided walking tours, pool parties, trivia/game days and descriptive movies.
  • Children’s Summer Camps – Yearly
    Children’s Summer Camp is a time for Berks County children who are blind or visually impaired to enjoy a fun time with their peers.  Activities include games, crafts, therapeutic horseback riding, and other activities either at VRC or in the Berks County community.  All activities are adapted to allow all participants to have an enjoyable experience.
    Learn more about our Summer Camp program.
  • Adult Activity Week – Yearly
    Adult Activity Week consists of daily trips to local establishments.  Activities are adapted to fit each client’s abilities and comfort level.
    Learn more about our Summer Camp program.

Contact us to get involved with our programs or call 610-375-8407.