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Social Services

The Social Services Department offers a variety of services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to enable them to maintain their independence. Services are provided to individuals who reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties and include: Assistance with grocery shopping

  • Information and referral services that connect individuals to helpful resources in the community
  • Transportation and escort services to and from medical appointments, other necessary appointments, grocery stores, agency support group meetings, quality of life programs, and for errands
  • Support services, including but not limited to, assistance with grocery shopping, mail reading, bill paying, and completing forms and applications
  • Life skills education through attendance at support group meetings and quality of life programs
  • Social recreational activities

For additional information or to apply for these services, please contact our Social Services Department, Tri-County Association for the Blind, 1800 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone (717) 238-2531, Fax (717) 238-0710, email bfrey@cartmann.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Social Services Department has many opportunities available for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers are critical to the functioning of the Social Services Department and assist us in providing direct services to many of our customers. The Social Services Department frequently uses volunteers to assist customers with transportation, grocery shopping, mail reading, bill paying, and errands.

If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining additional information about volunteer opportunities in the Social Services Department, please contact us, Tri-County Association for the Blind, 1800 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone (717) 238-2531, Fax (717) 238-0710, email bfrey@cartmann.com.

Support Group Calendars of Events

Click here to get additional information about specific calendar information.

The Tri-County Association for the Blind support group meetings provide a wonderful opportunity for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to meet other people who are blind or visually impaired. Support group members are encouraged to share stories, provide support, and share solutions for problems related to vision loss. These meetings also enable individuals to learn about valuable community programs, resources, and information. Family members and friends are not only welcome, but they are encouraged to attend. Transportation may be available for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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