The Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired opened in the summer of 2004 and was operated by the NCMC Foundation until 2007, when Ensight Skills Center assumed the operation of the Center. It is currently located at 918 13th Street in Greeley and is open Monday–Wednesday from 9–3.
In life, Curtis Strong was known for his colorful stories as well as his love for the outdoors and flying his plane. During the final years of life, he suffered from macular degeneration, an eye disease that robbed him of most of his eyesight. When he died in 2000, he left $1.7 million to the NCMC Foundation to help Greeley-area residents impacted by vision loss. Today the Curtis Strong Center is operated by Ensight Skills Center—a Colorado nonprofit with four locations in Denver and Northern Colorado. Ensight’s mission is to provide people with low-vision the opportunity to enhance their life skills, independence and self-confidence in a safe environment through training and adaptive technology.