Established in 1910 as the New Jersey Blind Men’s Club, it was founded by a group of forward-thinking men in Hoboken who wished for nothing less than instruction and support for the blind to lead happy and productive lives, as well as acceptance by the public for the blind and visually impaired. A century ago, resources, education, and employment for the blind were very rarely available, which is why the New Jersey Blind Men’s Club was determined to make a difference.
The mission of the NJBCA is to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose.
Through free programs and services for the blind and visually impaired, the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association unlocks opportunities and opens doors for growth, happiness and new experiences. Thanks to the help of donors, volunteers and other supporters, our clients gain independence and confidence to lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives.