Quick Facts

  • Second Sense works individually with each client.  We realize no two people are the same.  So, our training focuses on individual needs.
  • All our services are free-of-charge and are available to anyone with vision loss.
  • Second Sense serves over 650 people with direct services each year.  We also provide resources to over 3,000 people.
  • Seniors are the largest growing group with new vision loss.  Our programs specifically address their needs.
  • We work with more than 50 organizations in communities throughout the Chicago area.  Our staff brings services directly to the people who need them.
  • Second Sense is one of the first organizations in Chicago to become a Service Enterprise.  This means volunteers play a key role in serving our clients.
  • There are 238,692 adults in Illinois who are blind or visually impaired. (American Foundation for the Blind).