Edith Bishel Center       https://edithbishelcenter.org

About The Center

The Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired of Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon. 

In 1988, the founders of The Edith Bishel Center realized that there were no adequate services in the region being offered to people age 55 and over who were blind and visually impaired.  This growing, at-risk population was left with few or no resources to help them better function in their daily lives.  Individuals who are visually impaired or blind often suffer from feelings of isolation and insignificance, frequently resulting in depression.  EBC has been serving our community since 1988.  After her death, the land and funds to build the center were bequeathed by Edith L. Bishel. Today, the center offers programs and services to all ages:

  • Optometric low-vision examinations
  • Independent living and low-vision aids
  • Social activities for adults
  • Support groups
  • Low-vision iPhone/iPad training
  • Community links to low-vision services and resources
  • Reading assistance program
  • Video magnifier loner program

We value helping those who use our services to create a safe living enviorment as well as learn to do normal daily tasks in the safest possible way. 

Mission Statement

We exist to enrich the independence and quality of life for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.