Employment Opportunities and Support Programs for Individuals who are Blind
Quake Kare is owned and operated by Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis, MO. Portions of your Quake Kare purchase contribute to 23 Community Outreach Programs we refer to as our "See the Future" Programs. These outreach programs provide support to students and children who are legally blind in the areas of technology adaptations, activities of daily living skill development, scholarships to educational and recreational camps, and a mobile low vision clinic.
Our programs provide opportunities for children who are legally blind to experience the wonders of outer space at Space Camp, utilize the latest in adaptive technologies during our Low Vision Clinics, learn essential skills needed to attend college, live independently, and build a career of their choice while attending the Summer Orientation & Mobility and Adapted Living Resources Program (SOAR).
We invite you to learn more about our programs below.
Every year, the Lighthouse grants children who are visually impaired or blind scholarships to Camp Barnabas, covering tuition to enjoy six days of fun at this extraordinary camp in Purdy, MO.
The Children’s Low Vision Project (CLVP)
CLVP provides students with clinical low vision evaluations, prescribed optical devices, and training in the use of those devices.
Southeast Kids in Action
Southeast Kids in Action is a recreational and developmental group for youth ages 8 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired and reside in Southeast Missouri. Participants meet monthly to embark in fun, interactive activities including horseback riding, kayaking, ceramics, scuba diving, golfing, and rock climbing.
Summer Orientation & Adapted Living Resources Program (SOAR)
SOAR is a highly intensive, residential training program that provides children and young adults who are legally blind specialized instruction in areas of cooking, cleaning, money management, career mapping, navigation, self-care, and etiquette.
Each Fall, the Lighthouse provides children who are visually impaired ages 9 to 18 years, tuition scholarships to SCIVIS, Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students in Huntsville, AL. The week-long camp introduces students to the wonders of outer space through interactive simulations, activities, missions, rocketry, and experiments.
Southwest Kids in Action
Southeast Kids in Action is the sister program to Southeast Kids in Action. SWKIA participants reside in Southwest Missouri. The group meets monthly to embark on fun, interactive activities including horseback riding, kayaking, ceramics, scuba diving, golfing, and rock climbing.