General Information

244 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291 5951


Brief Description

VisionCorps was founded in 1926 and is one of the oldest, and largest, non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania. Its goal is to empower people who are blind or vision impaired to attain independence.

In 1926, a group of six people created a small workshop for several blind individuals in a few rented rooms at 218 East King Street. The group hired a shop supervisor who taught workers skills such as basket making and chair caning/weaving. The products were then sold in a store.

Today, VisionCorps’ Enterprise Group focuses on employing people who are blind in manufacturing, food processing, and administrative services. The organization currently employs more than 150 individuals, 75 percent of whom are blind or vision impaired.


Dennis Steiner, President/CEO,

Christopher Ament, Vice President of Rehabilitation and Education

Sherry Harry, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

Jessica Fluck, Teacher of the Visually Impaired,

Services Offered

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides industrial employment and vocational training.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living and communication skills.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referrals to other services. Offers prevention of blindness program.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Runs Kidsight, Worksight.

  • Support for Parents
    • Offers support groups.

  • Assistive Products
    • Sells low vision devices. Products for sale on site.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

  • Support Groups
    • Has a support group for parents.