OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower individuals with blindness and visual impairment to lead safe, dignified, independent and rewarding lives and to prevent vision loss for adults in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties as well as children in Charleston County Title I schools.

Own Your Life provides our clients with quality services that help them create, foster and sustain opportunities to achieve their goals for employment and independence.

Carolina One Supports ABVI’s Own Your Life Program

Carolina One Real Estate Services honored local nonprofits in April 2018 at the company’s first awards ceremony of the year. The Core Charitable Contributions Committee, comprising a committee of Carolina One sales associates and co-chaired by Tom Tillery and Paige...

Daily Living Tips – Laundry!

In March, we introduced a new series on Facebook! We are now sharing some helpful daily living tips for our blind and visually impaired clients and Facebook friends each week. We hope this will also give our sighted followers a look at how our clients navigate daily...

Oh Happy Day! Gettin’ My New Eyes

When I had to retire my third guide dog, Abby, early for medical reasons, I was full of conflicting emotions. However, I made all of the necessary decisions: where she would live (with me), who would become her primary caregiver (my mom) and how I would meet her needs...

Sebastian DeModica, a client and participant in the Employee Development track of our Own Your Life program, was recently named the Reverend Alma Dungee Volunteer for the Year by Keep Charleston Beautiful

Sebastian DeModica, a client and participant in the Employee Development track of our Own Your Life program, was recently named the Reverend Alma Dungee Volunteer for the Year by Keep Charleston Beautiful. We are so proud of Sebastian’s hard work to help keep the...

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired names Plotner new director

On the 80th anniversary of the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired – Charleston (ABVI), the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Courtney Parades Plotner as Executive Director. The appointment comes with the Board’s confidence that...

Thank You for Your Support!

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