Hello and welcome! We’re so glad you found us!


East Texas Lighthouse has been empowering the blind for almost 50 years. Originally created to serve the employment needs of the local community, we now create opportunities and remove barriers across the nation! We strive to be a beacon of hope by restoring independence and confidence for those who are blind or visually impaired through facility-based and online training and programs. Our hope is that every client we meet is empowered to live life to the fullest, despite their diagnosis.


We create customized service plans for each client based on their aspirations, not ours. We want everyone to feel as independent and confident as possible, but with us, it’s all about you. Our team members are approachable, easy to work with, and strive to make each encounter meaningful and productive. In fact, many are blind themselves.


We understand taking that first step is difficult, but you’ll be glad you did!

Services for all ages.

If you or a friend could benefit from knowing us, understanding our services, or receiving actual training, let’s get the ball rolling! We promise we won’t share your information, and applying is NOT a commitment from you. It just lets us know you’re interested and want to know more.


Access services below or call us and do it over the phone. We can’t wait to meet you!


The East Texas Lighthouse serves the following counties: Lamar, Red River, Bowie, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Titus, Morris, Cass, Camp, Rains, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Van Zandt, Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Limestone, Freestone, Anderson, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Shelby, Nacogdoches, Robertson, Leon, Madison, Houston, Trinity, Angelina, San Augustine, Sabine, San Jacinto, Polk, Tyler, Jasper and Newton

Headquartered in Tyler, TX, the East Texas Lighthouse physically serves 40 local counties. While we do have a stated service area, we welcome calls from anyone and will help however we can.  If we can’t provide what you need, we’ll connect you to the right people.

If you’re looking to get involved, like what you’ve read so far, and want to be part of changing lives and empowering others, check out our volunteer opportunities below.  Don’t worry if blindness or low vision isn’t in your wheelhouse, we’ll train you!

Volunteer your time during a special event or in the office. Volunteering is a way to give back to your community and provides meaningful work toward our mission of empowering the blind and visually impaired.

Stay in the loop as dates and details for upcoming classes, trainings, workshops and webinars are announced. Just click the button above to complete the brief sign up form!

General donations and sponsorships are greatly appreciated. Sponsorships allow individuals and businesses to give towards a specific program or event. All donations and sponsorships are tax deductible.