Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

General Information

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2040
888 405 5005


Fred Jones, Director,, 802 241 0328

Mackenzie Breen, Springfield Regional Office,, 802 356 1526

Melissa Hoellerich, Rutland District Office,, 802 786 5891

James Allen, Assistive Technology Trainer,, 802 241 0528

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, group, family/parent and couples counseling; placement in school, referral to community services. Contracts for and provides consultation to other agencies for other counseling/social work services.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers pre-vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, job development, vocational placement, follow-up service, vending stand training. Contracts for other employment-related services.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreational services for seniors.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Contracts and refers for rehabilitation services. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.

  • Assessment
    • Assesses rehabilitation needs of elderly blind/visually impaired.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance to external entities working with blind and visually impaired.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides and supplies low vision devices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.

  • Health
    • Contracts and refers for health services.