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Services for the Blind


Since 1935, the mission of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind has been to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals of independence and employment. We provide these specific services:

  • Adjustment to Vision Loss Training
  • Safe Travel Training
  • Low Vision and Adaptive Aids
  • Managing Your Environment
  • Career Counseling
  • Vocational Evaluation
  • On-The-Job Training
  • College / University Training
  • Vocational Training
  • Supported Employment / Job Coaching
  • Small Business Projects
  • Job Placement
  • Food Service / Vending Training
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Safe Travel Skills
  • Technology Training
  • Job Site Evaluation
  • Eye-Related Surgery / Treatment
  • Medication
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Hearing Evaluations

For more information about any of the services in Gaston County, contact:

Charity Patterson
Social Worker for the Blind 
Gaston County Health & Human Services
330 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 28052 
704-862-7622  Office 
704-862-6777  Fax