Two people wearing masks standing six feet apart in the LightHouse building lobby at 1155 Market Street

A Note on the Status of Resuming Face-to-Face Services

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 or give us a call on 415-431-1481.

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  1. Hello, are you offering any virtual programs for your community while your in-person programming is paused? I work for the National Park Service, and I have a park ranger on my staff who is an excellent storyteller and has previously worked with visually groups such as Blind Faith and BORP via Zoom and over the phone.

    I am wondering if you would be interested in having her present a storytelling or history program free of charge for your community? She can offer a virtual program about the history of Crissy Field, and she is prepared to discuss many other topics related to the natural and cultural history of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Please contact me at if you would like more information. Thank you! Lucien Sonder, supervisor of outreach and volunteer programs, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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