Thank you to the Project Vision volunteers who hosted a special event at BOSS’s Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) to provide vision information and referrals for low income people in need of assistance with eye and eyesight issues.
On Wednesday February 11th, three Project Vision volunteers spent an hour at the MASC, BOSS’s main daytime drop-in center for the chronically homeless and mentally ill. They worked with 9 individuals – fielding questions about eyes, eyesight, eye glasses, and what kinds of resources are available in the community to help with those needs.
According to Jessie, one of the Project Vision volunteers, “Many of the individuals had Medi-Cal and we gave them all the information they needed to get an eye-appointment and explained that after the appointment they can give us a call at our number to get a voucher for free glasses. There were 2 individuals that did not have any insurance that covered vision and we will be giving them a call sometime at the end of next week regarding a UC Berkeley Minor Hall voucher that provides exam and glasses.”
Project Vision expressed interest in returning to BOSS, particularly at BOSS sites serving women and children. BOSS program staff are working with them to arrange this. Thank you to all the volunteers at Project Vision ~ we are so grateful for your service!
Project Vision is a UC Berkeley undergraduate volunteer group dedicated to connecting low-income communities with low-cost and free eye exams, glasses, and eye disease treatment. Over the past 7-8 years, the project has hosted events all around Alameda County and reached out to over 1,000 individuals.