Anchor Center Capital Renovation for CVI Initiative
As a nationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric blindness, Anchor Center is currently planning a new focus that will broaden our scope, benefit children and families in need, and positively impact research and practice in our growing field …
As a nationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric blindness, Anchor Center is currently planning a new focus that will broaden our scope, benefit children and families in need, and positively impact research and practice in our growing field – the CVI initiative.
Our primary goals are to fill a critical service gap between identification and intervention for children with visual impairment. Specifically, as a new branch of service, Anchor Center aims to contribute to and become leaders in the growing body of knowledge related to Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) identification and treatment, enhance the standard of neonatal care, and improve the visual and developmental outcomes of children with CVI and neurodevelopmental disabilities through rigorous research and early intervention.
As an extension to Anchor Center’s existing state of the art learning facility, and to house the expanded assessments integral to our CVI initiative, Anchor Center is embarking on a capital renovation (to be completed by Summer 2021) to our existing building structure. Key facility improvements include: 1) building 2 new vision examination rooms in our basement, thereby greatly increasing our service capacity and statewide impact; 2) introducing a state-of-the-art assessment rooms and 3) adding a designated lobby, restroom, and staff and training workroom.
We expect our ability to provide examinations and assessments to increase by over 65% with the addition of this new capital space. The more children who are screened or assessed, the more quickly and easily they will be fast-tracked to Anchor Center’s Infant, Toddler, Preschool or Home Visit programs, which in turn will lead to greater outcomes, significantly impacting the trajectory of a child’s development, visual capabilities and lifelong learning.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this capital project, please contact Savannah Wippel, Development Director & Community Relations, at email@example.com