Lighthouse Center for Vital Living

A nonprofit organization

$2,565 raised

13% complete

$20,000 Goal

"Your services have been life-changing for my mother."

           - Client letter, 2021

We all know stories of need right now.  Older adults living alone or in care facilities who are isolated or even unsafe. People with disabilities that limit their lives. Medical care in short supply or far away. Staff shortages. Caregivers who are maxed.

The Lighthouse mission is to help older adults and people with disabilities live safe, independent, vital lives. Last year, we served more people than ever before. 

The Lighthouse staff has grown, yet we still have substantial waiting lists in every division. Overwhelmingly, clients and their family members tell us our services make a profound impact. Our life-changing services include:

The region's foremost Assistive Technology services, helping people tap into technology’s tremendous potential to improve safety, access medical care, and bolster quality of life.

Our Adjustment to Blindness services, which for 100+ years have helped people with vision loss thrive in their work and personal lives.

Occupational Therapy, offered in our center and in client’s homes across the region.

Efforts to reduce social isolation by connecting people to activities and technology. 

The Lighthouse has a rare opportunity right now to expand our much-needed services for people with disabilities and older adults. 

Thanks to the generous building donation by founders of Lake Superior Consulting, the Lighthouse recently moved into a larger building in downtown Duluth.  The new building gives us space for more staff, expanded training, our growing assistive technology library, and technology demonstration areas. 

But moving and building reconstruction have been expensive.  So has our recent program development work launching approaches that work to help older adults and people with disabilities participate more fully in life We want to continue and expand these services. 

We need your support 

so we can more fully meet regional need.

Your donation will empower older adults and people with disabilities across our region.

With gratitude,

Mary Junnila, MPP

Executive Director

Organization Data


Organization name

Lighthouse Center for Vital Living

other names

Lighthouse for the Blind or Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss

Tax id (EIN)



Education Health Humanitarian Aid


309 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802



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