I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Blanche Faulk. I am a wife and mother to two pretty amazing children. They are my "WHY" for chasing my dreams and making them a reality. I started with the VI community in 2003 as an intern at Affiliated Blind of Louisiana. After graduation, I was hired on as a Home and Personal Management Instructor. I taught living skills and communication skills while working on my Masters from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I moved to Baton Rouge, got married, started a family and began working at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor and then became the Outreach Director at the school. I have devoted my life to serving the visually impaired community. Blind Grace was founded as a way to do more and promote awareness to the VI community. I am so happy to partner with local organizations to provide opportunities for family events, mentorships and independence.
The purpose of Blind Grace shall be to provide and facilitate the provision of services, assistance and other resources to the blind and visually impaired community in Louisiana regardless of age, location or other factors.
The focus of Blind Grace will be to provide the aforementioned resources through:
Blind Grace is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2022 as a way to promote awareness to the VI community. Through experience, community involvement and professional relationships, Blind Grace wants to bridge the gap with creative solutions.
We wanted to share a little bit about our logo. The logo was designed by the Founder of Blind Grace with the help of her daughter Sydney and her cousin Jacklyn. The words Blind Grace are Blanche's handwriting and Sydney picked out the colors while designing the cane that is vertical between the words Blind Grace. The cane is a symbol of the white cane used by people who are visually impaired. Blanche is a COMS (Certified Orientation and Mobility) Instructor. Grace is Sydney's middle name and the word Blanche is using for 2022. We should all give ourselves some grace and know that is ok to ask for help and lean on others when you need them. The butterfly represents Blanche's grandmother who was a big part of her life. She passed away in 2004, but is on this journey with her. She is smiling down from heaven.