When Stephanie first came to Lighthouse Guild, her life was at a crossroads. She was losing her sight, preparing to go back to college, and afraid.

“When I first walked through these doors I thought my life was coming to an end because I was losing my sight,” remembers Stephanie. But with college preparatory assistance from our Adaptive Technology Center, she embarked on a new journey at Lehman College in the Bronx.

With renewed energy, Stephanie graduated summa cum laude with a degree in social work and set out to inspire others. Now, more than a decade after her first visit, Stephanie has returned for more training – to learn how to navigate the web, and improve her computer skills.

Here, I’ve been embraced by people who care. They’ve given me the courage to take each step forward.

Stephanie, client
Stephanie Jefferson, client

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