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Blind Rehabilitation Centers and Locations

Blind Rehabilitation Centers

The Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states.  BRCs offer a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded Veterans achieve a realistic level of independence. These skill areas include:

  • Orientation and mobility
  • Communication skills
  • Activities of daily living
  • Manual skills
  • Visual skills
  • Computer access training
  • Social/recreational activities

The Veteran is also assisted in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings.
 

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center - Hines, IL 

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center
Hines, IL

First BRC program established in the U.S.
Established in 1948

 

Blind Rehabilitation Centers

The Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states.  BRCs offer a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded Veterans achieve a realistic level of independence. These skill areas include:

  • Orientation and mobility
  • Communication skills
  • Activities of daily living
  • Manual skills Visual skills
  • Computer access training
  • Social/recreational activities

The Veteran is also assisted in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings.

Western Blind Rehabilitation Center

VA Palo Alto Health Care System - Palo Alto, CA 

Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
Palo Alto, CA

Established in 1967

 

Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center

Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center - West Have, CT 

Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
West Haven, CT

Established in 1969

 

American Lake Blind Rehabilitation Center

VA Puget Sound Healthcare System - American Lake Division 

American Lake Blind Rehabilitation Center
Tacoma, WA

Established in 1971

 

Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center

Waco VA Medical Center - Waco, TX 

Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center
Waco, TX

Established in 1974

 

Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center

Birmingham VA Medical Center - Birmingham, AL 

Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Birmingham, AL

Established in 1982

 

Puerto Rico Blind Rehabilitation Center

VA Caribbean Healthcare System - San Juan, PR 

Puerto Rico Blind Rehabilitation Center
San Juan, PR

Established in 1986

 

Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center

Southern Arizon VA Healthcare System - Tucson, AZ 

Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Tucson, AZ

Established in 1994

 

Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center - Augusta, GA 

Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center
Augusta, GA

Established in 1996

 

West Palm Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center - West Palm Beach, FL 

West Palm Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
West Palm Beach, FL

Established in 2000

 

Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation CenterCenter

Exterior Image of the Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center 

Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
Long Beach, CA

Established in 2010

 

Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center

Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center - Biloxi, MS 

Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center
Biloxi, MS

Established in 2010

 

Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center - Cleveland, OH 

Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center
Cleveland, OH

Established in 2010