Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program

The Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program is a federally funded grant program that provides independent living services to persons age 55 or older and who are blind or visually impaired. Eligible persons are provided assistance in learning new strategies for accomplishing daily tasks and participating in family and community activities. Most persons served in this program have become blind or visually impaired in their later years. Independent Living services include advocacy, information and referral, cross-disability peer counseling and independent living skills training, as well as other services that assist individuals to maintain or regain independence and participation in their communities.

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Colorado outsources OIB services to independent living centers and other qualifying agencies throughout the state. These agencies include:

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Center for Disabilities - Center Toward Self-Reliance

901 W. 8th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 719-546-1271
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Alamosa
  2. Baca
  3. Bent
  4. Conejos
  5. Costilla
  6. Crowley
  7. Custer
  8. Fremont
  9. Huerfano
  10. Kiowa
  11. Las Animas
  12. Mineral
  13. Otero
  14. Prowers
  15. Pueblo
  16. Rio Grande
  17. Saguache

 

Center for Independence

740 Gunnison
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-241-0315
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Delta
  2. Garfield
  3. Gunnison
  4. Mesa
  5. Montrose
  6. Pitkin
  7. Chaffee

 

Center for People with Disabilities

1675 Range St.

Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-442-8662, v/tty: 888-929-5519

Website

Counties Served:
  1. Adams
  2. Arapahoe
  3. Boulder
  4. Broomfield
  5. Clear Creek
  6. Denver
  7. Gilpin
  8. Jefferson
  9. Weld

 

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Colorado Center for the Blind

2233 W Shepperd Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Adams
  2. Arapahoe
  3. Denver
  4. Douglas
  5. Jefferson
  6. Weld
  7. Larimer

 

Ensight Skills Center

1740 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-407-9999
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Adams
  2. Alamosa
  3. Arapahoe
  4. Archuleta
  5. Baca
  6. Baca
  7. Bent
  8. Boulder
  9. Broomfield
  10. Clear Creek
  11. Clear Creek
  12. Conejos
  13. Conejos
  14. Costilla
  15. Crowley
  16. Custer
  17. Delta
  18. Denver
  19. Douglas
  20. Dolores
  21. Eagle
  22. El Paso
  23. Fremont
  24. Garfield
  25. Gunnison
  26. Huerfano
  27. Jefferson
  28. Kiowa
  29. La Plata
  30. Larimer
  31. Las Animas
  32. Mesa
  33. Mineral
  34. Moffat
  35. Montezuma
  36. Montrose
  37. Otero
  38. Park
  39. Pitkin
  40. Prowers
  41. Pueblo
  42. Rio Blanco
  43. Routt
  44. Teller
  45. Weld

 

The Independence Center

729 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-471-8181
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Teller
  2. El Paso
  3. Park

 

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Southwest Center for Independence

3473 Main Avenue, #23
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970-259-1672
Website

Counties Served:
  1. Archuleta
  2. Dolores
  3. La Plata
  4. Montezuma
  5. San Juan