Navigator Program Application
The purpose of the Friedman Place Navigator Program is to provide a broad range of case management and social services to people who are blind in order for them achieve the greatest level of self-determination, independence, and interaction within the community. Navigator staff informs, educates, supports and empowers clients who are blind or visually impaired along with their families and friends in many areas, including (but not limited to) obtaining and maintaining Public Entitlement Programs, Social, vocational, educational, and housing services, and Healthcare. To be eligible, the individual must be 18 years or older, legally or totally blind, an Illinois resident, and living in the community (as opposed to a residential or similar program). Staff are available to meet in offices in Chicago’s loop and the northwest side and – as resources allow – to accompany clients to locations such as social security, the Secretary of State’s office, banks, etc. Many services can be provided remotely by phone, email, and regular mail. Staff do not provide transportation or provide orientation and mobility training. There is no charge for the services.
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