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More than six decades of helping children, youth and adults reach their greatest potential

More than six decades of helping children, youth and adults reach their greatest potential

The Hatlen Center

Gain your independence at The Hatlen Center.

The Hatlen Center, a program of Junior Blind located in San Pablo, California, is now accepting applications from adults who are blind or visually impaired and are ready to take the next step towards independence. Applicants are welcome from across the United States.

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Sponsor an Athlete

Sponsor an Athlete in the Junior Blind Olympics

We're able to offer this amazing event free of charge to families because of friends like you. This year, Sponsor an Athlete has been made easier than ever and is now hosted on Crowdrise. Help us send as many children to this event as possible!

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Register today for the Junior Blind Olympics

Register today for the Junior Blind Olympics

Join us on Saturday, May 7 at Junior Blind for the 2016 Junior Blind Olympics! Children, ages 6-22 who are blind, visually impaired, or multi-disabled will have the opportunity to compete with peers of similar abilities in Olympic-style adapted sports. The event is FREE for the whole family, and no experience is necessary.

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Who We Are

Established as the Foundation for the Junior Blind in 1953, Junior Blind's mission is helping children, youth and adults reach their greatest potential.

Based in Los Angeles, we offer specialized services for thousands of infants, children, teens and adults at no cost to families. Through programs that offer early intervention, education, recreation and rehabilitation, our students learn essential skills to help them maximize their potential and achieve their goals.

Junior Blind in the News

Kings Weekly: Junior Blind of America

Fox Sports West - Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Pali High Golfers Raise $75K for Junior Blind

Pali Life - Thursday, February 18, 2016
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School Helps Blind Adults Reach Their Potential

NBC Los Angeles - Sunday, February 14, 2016
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