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Legally Blind & Facing Homelessness, Jasmine & Her Sons Found Help

Posted on 07/21/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Meet Them Now

It was tough enough for Jasmine and her sons, Timothy and Travis to be legally blind.  Now they and little baby Lillian faced homelessness.  Check out their story of hope and renewal in this, the final installment of our special five-part series mapping Catholic Charities in your neighborhood.

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Centennial

Tags: Catholic Guild for the Blind, 2017 Annual Fund Drive, Catholic Charities Community Service

Ester Breaks the Barriers of Blindness

Posted on 05/24/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

For Ester Benjamin, darkness, caused by vision loss, descended when she was sixteen.  Nearly 30 years later, light finally burst through when she stood on stage with her new boss, Van Ly, at the 10th annual Breaking Barriers award ceremony.

Ester...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Ester Benjamin, Catholic Guild for the Blind, Van Ly, CIDNY, free vision impairment services, free services for the blind

Blinded as an Adult, Man Regains Independence

Posted on 12/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Story Behind this New York Times Neediest Cases Story


Leroy Bracey at St. Anthony's Shelter for Renewal

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Catholic Guild for the Blind, St. Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal

Blind and Playing Tennis: Check It Out

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Keep your eye on the ball, the number one advice tennis coaches shout from the sidelines.

But what if you’re blind and want to play tennis?

This marks the latest barrier just broken on September 25, 2015 by...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Guild for the Blind, Court16