Welcome to Blindness Support Services
Our mission is to promote the independence and self-reliance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
The Current BSS staff
BSS was incorporated in May 1992, to provide innovative approaches to achieving independence and self reliance for blind and visually impaired residents of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties in Southern California.
Since incorporation, BSS has provided services to many blind and visually impaired consumers, their families and friends from local and surrounding communities. The agency has successfully administered grants from Weingart and PacifiCare Foundations, Rohr Industries, the California Council of the Blind, Bank of America, Allstate, and the Community Foundation of Riverside County. It has also successfully administered local city and county government contracts from 1992 to the present.
In 1999, BSS received a three-year grant from the California Endowment to address the barriers to adequate healthcare that people with visual impairments encounter on a regular basis. We are now partnering with Molina Healthcare, Western University of Health Sciences, Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions, as well as, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), a public entity.
In 1996, BSS formed a unique partnership between the community and private sector in providing a 120 unit apartment complex in the City of Riverside. This action created affordable housing for consumers with low to moderate income.
Today, Blindness Support Services continues to expand its support and opportunities to the community by listening to the people and organizations that it is involved with. This combined with providing individual attention to each person and their unique situation, has brought us to where we are today.
Most importantly, it has allowed us to help so many down their own road to independence.
Please check our Services Page for the services we provide. Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.
If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.