By Scott Blanks, Vice President of Programs at the LightHouse
Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon us 18 months ago now, we quickly pivoted to remote instruction and connectivity through Zoom conferencing and other electronic solutions. In Autumn of last year, by following safety protocols endorsed by medical professionals, we reinstated Orientation & Mobility training in outdoor settings only. Now we’re excited to share that we will gradually reestablish select programs and services at our 1155 Market Street headquarters beginning in October. Safety will remain our top priority and services will be provided by appointment only. Not all programs previously associated with our San Francisco site will be restored at this time. Program staff are already hard at work on this gradual and measured return to in-person services and have begun reaching out to active students who might benefit from direct engagement. This process will begin with individual appointments only, as determined by our teaching and program professionals. All group gatherings such as “Make Coffee and Call Mike Cole”, Tech Together, Technologia Para Todos, and bingo – will continue to meet via Zoom conferencing as a precaution against the continuing spread of COVID-19.
If you are an active program participant and want to discuss whether face-to-face services could benefit you, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 415-431-1481.