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United Way of Allegheny County United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ProgramCommunity services offered include:
Vision Screenings: Screens preschoolers for a variety of conditions, some of which can save a child’s sight if caught early. Also offers vision screenings for adults.

Supportive Services: Through this program, qualified people in the community who have vision loss receive transportation and escort service from their homes to their doctor’s office, grocery store, bank, post office and other destinations. Staff also help with small household tasks.

All of BVRS' programs are custom and designed to meet the individual needs of each client. BVRS has a residential wing and offers room and board.
Intake ProcedureCall for an appointment
Client Information
EligibilityNo restrictions. Most clients come from Pennsylvania, but BVRS accepts clients from all states and some foreign countries.
Hours of OperationWeekdays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's NameMs. Barbara Peterson
Contact's PositionDirector of Client Services
Physical Site Address 11816 Locust Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipPittsburgh, PA 15219
Main Phone412-368-4400
Other Phone800-706-5050
Web Address
Director Information
Director's NameMs. Erika Arbogast
Director's PositionPresident
Additional Information
Date update sentFeb12
Update typeE-mail
Update Response ReceivedYes
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
This Program: Community Services
Affiliated Services: Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services - Public Education, Information and Referral