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Mission Statement

Established in 1903, the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is the oldest program in the country providing services to adults with vision loss. Helen Keller served on our first advisory board. MABVI is dedicated to empowering individuals to live with dignity. We provide access to a full range of sight loss services and help reduce fears and isolation caused by vision loss. With offices in Brookline and Worcester, we serve more than 7,000 blind and visually impaired individuals every year. MABVI is a program of MAB Community Services.


Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers a number of services.

In our COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, volunteers work one-to-one with visually impaired adults in their community, assisting with reading or shopping.

In each of our 33 peer-led SUPPORT GROUPS, individuals gather to share challenges and resources.

Elders with low vision can work with one of our VISION REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS to learn strategies for living with limited or no vision. Special focus on reading and writing, magnification, lighting, diabetes management, home safety and daily activities.


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Would you recommend Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired?

by Ed K. (2017-07-17 16:13:32.0)
MABVI is a hidden gem. It's a terrific organization offering assistance to blind individuals across the state. I stumbled across MABVI on Facebook but wish I learned of them years earlier. I have been volunteering with MABVI for nearly a year now. Their terrific team connected me with a gentleman in my hometown. I spend a few hours a week with him. It's far from back-breaking work... Rides to appointments, help reading mail, and weekly grocery runs. It might not be strenuous but it's extremely rewarding. I have forged a friendship with the gentleman I assist and he never lets me forget how appreciative he is of my help and time. MABVI did a terrific job in matching us. They also offer continuous support to their volunteers and held a fantastic training seminar before I started. You feel prepared and excited before ever stepping foot in the home of the person you're helping. A little time can go a long way! Get involved. You'll be thrilled you did!