Our mission is to provide high standard welfare, support and accommodation services to blind or vision impaired people to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.
The objectives of BWA are:
To provide and promote welfare, support and advocacy services for blind and vision impaired people.
To grant financial assistance to blind and vision impaired people in cases of need.
To make representations to Government and other agencies to improve services available to blind and vision impaired people.
To provide accommodation support services for blind and vision impaired people.
To provide services to enhance the quality of life of blind and vision impaired people generally.
To manage finances for the longevity of service provision.
About the Blind Welfare Association
The Blind Welfare Association is a not for profit, non government organisation providing a range of services to blind or vision impaired persons in South Australia.
Founded in 1937, the Blind Welfare Association is a member based organisation and the only Blindness organisation in South Australia owned and operated by blind people for blind people.
Currently the Blind Welfare Association has over five hundred members who through the Association can access a wide range of services to suit their individual needs, as outlined in our website. The Association also assists in linking its members to, and coordinating services from, other organisations and agencies.
The Blind Welfare Association’s focus is to promote and assist our members in maintaining their independence and individual lifestyles.
The Blind Welfare Association improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, transport, financial assistance, accommodation, social support and many other programs that support member’s dignity, independence and quality of life.