The Independent Living Older Blind (ILOB) Programhelps individuals who are 55 or older who are blind or have a vision impairment to live independently in their homes and communities.
Examples of services may include:
Mary Catherine Brake (center) began losing her sight and worked with the ILOB program to find support services. She ended up helping to start a support group at the Homewood Retirement Center in Frederick for residents who are blind or have low-vision.
They have had a wide variety of speakers, including an optometrist and a person who works with guide dogs. “We even had the chaplain talk about the emotional challenges of vision loss. This is important because it’s very hard to realize that you are losing your sight. Any loss of ability is hard, so it’s been enormously helpful to have guidance and to learn so much about the help that’s available.”
2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-9442 | 888-554-0334 | 443-798-2840 VP
The Vocational Rehabilitation program receives 78.7% of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal fiscal year 2019, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $47,197,460. The remaining 21.3% of the costs ($12,773,900) were funded by State appropriations.