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Welcome Letter From Our CEO, Ellyn Drotzer

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Lighthouse of Broward website. We invite you to look around and see all that we offer to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

Here at Lighthouse of Broward, each year we offer free services to more than 2,400 people who are blind or visually impaired. We serve all ages – babies, children, teens, working adults and seniors – with programs specific to their season of life.

Our blind or visually impaired babies grow up developmentally strong. Children learn how to socialize and be successful. Working adults are taught how to thrive in work settings. Seniors adopt new technologies and techniques so they may flourish in our ever-changing world. And this is but a tiny snapshot of all that we offer to our clients.

As our mission points out, we provide services that enhance the lives of those who are blind and visually impaired and empower them to live independent, healthy, employed and fulfilling lives. And did I mention that these services are free?

We hope that you’ll get to know us and the individuals we serve. We also trust that you’ll be moved to become involved, participate as volunteer, give to our mission, and help us thrive as we help our blind and visually impaired community thrive. Thank you for being here. We appreciate you.


Ellyn Drotzer, MSW, LCSW

President and CEO