Grand Opening

Our extraordinary new beginning in a centrally located facility in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood culminated in a week-long celebration with our donors, supporters, staff, friends, and neighbors.

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This state-of-the-art, more accessible facility for both clients and staff is crucial to growing and flourishing in the future. The five-story, 87,000-square-foot brick building offers more space and enables the agency to provide several distinctive services, including an exam room strictly for pediatric low vision patients, a fitness center, and a sensory garden and adaptive training facility on the roof. Construction of the rooftop facility will start this fall.

The new facility also provides:

  • A central location with easily accessible public transportation.
  • A collaborative environment that enables BVRS to meet all of the needs of its clients and employees in a single setting.
  • A floor plan that makes delivery of services more efficient and client-friendly, along with additional space for individuals to gather, learn, and receive support from staff, volunteers, and peers.
  • An opportunity to grow, improve, and expand existing and new programs, like support groups, social activities, and fitness classes.
  • An ability to engage the community through an awareness campaign and rental space for seminars and retreats.