"Providing blind people with the dignity of independence through employment"

Opportunity East      

What is Opportunity East?

Opportunity East is the rehabilitation division of Lions Volunteer Blind Industries.  We have offered services to people who are blind and visually impaired since 1972.  The program is designed to meet needs of individuals seeking rehabilitation services.  Services promote individual life enrichment through evaluation development of goals, independence, improved work skills, and the elimination of barriers to successful training and employment.

How Do I Apply for Services?

If you are disabled because of poor vision or another disability, you may be eligible for services from Opportunity East.  Our clients range from young adults to senior citizens who are interested in becoming independent, enhancing their lifestyle, and returning to the workforce.  This program is funded in part through an agreement with Tennessee’s Department of Human Service, Division of Rehabilitation Services and all applicants to Opportunity East must meet their eligibility requirements.  For more information on how to apply, contact Opportunity East at (423) 586-3998 or email Louis@volblind.org, you may also contact your regional office of Rehabilitation Services.