Our mission at VRS is to help individuals of all age who live with blindness or low vision lead active, vibrant lives. Since 1983, we have been providing clients with essential tools for achievement, advancement and success in school, at home and in the community.
Our founder, Sarah Frances Scott, was a resident of the Oakdale Community of Smyrna. She continued to be an advocate for the blind until her death in 2010. She loved to paint, enjoyed being an insurance agent, and in 1986 was selected to be Mrs. Smyrna.
While in her 40’s Ms. Scott began to lose her sight. In researching her options for assistance, Ms. Scott realized there were no services for the blind or visually impaired in Cobb County. She gathered some friends, established funding, and thus Cobb Services for the Blind was founded serving only Cobb County. Later we became Blind and Low Vision, serving a few more counties and now known as Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, we serve 34 counties in northwest Georgia.
VRS offers vision rehabilitation services delivered to the home or workplace as well as center-based services for individuals who are low vision, blind or deaf/blind. Growing from our grassroots beginning, VRS, a 501(c)3 charity, has established itself as a leader in vision rehabilitation promoting independence and supportive services helping create or continue active lifestyles.