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Courage at Camp Bloomfield

“Audrey is very brave. I believe it took incredible courage for Audrey to attend Camp Bloomfield,” says Mark Lucas, Wayfinder camp director. Audrey, age 15, had lost much of her vision only nine months before she arrived at camp. Doctors had removed a brain tumor that was pressing on her optic nerve. Post-surgery, she has…

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Fall 2022 – Q&A with Miki Jordan Wayfinder Family Services CEO

What happens during the summer at Wayfinder Family Services? Our core programs assist clients year round, but each summer we offer immersive summer programs for children, youth and young adults with vision impairment. Camp Bloomfield returned to being an overnight camp this summer after being a virtual camp and day camp due to the pandemic….

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Danielle Has a Song in her Heart

Enthusiastic students are returning to Wayfinder’s Special Education School! Among the happy students is Danielle, age 13, who is excited to return for her second year. Danielle is blind and has developmental delays. Her mother, Corinna, transferred Danielle to Wayfinder’s school because she needs more specialized services for visual impairment than she was receiving in…

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Mateo Is Our Blessing

Doctors told Mateo’s family he would not survive, but he proved them wrong Mateo is a blessing,” says his mother Karinna. Doctors had predicted that Mateo had no future. But in Wayfinder’s Early Intervention Program, the little boy’s progress has inspired his close-knit family. On one fateful day when she was seven months pregnant, Karinna…

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Meet Jason Russell Co-Chair of Wayfinder’s Impact Council

Jason Russell has known about Wayfinder his whole life, beginning when the organization was called Foundation for the Junior Blind. “My grandparents were founding members of the Guiders, a fundraising arm of Junior Blind,” Jason recalls. “My grandparents, uncles, aunts and all of their friends were involved throughout my childhood. My mother was a volunteer in…

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Summer 2022 – Q&A with Miki Jordan Wayfinder Family Services CEO

Wayfinder Family Services Chief Executive Officer Wayfinder’s senior leadership team was just named Best Nonprofit Team of the year. What makes the leadership team one of the best in the field? I am beyond proud of this honor from the Los Angeles Business Journal. We were nominated by Board Member, Robert Held and I wanted…

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