Ensight Skills Center celebrated 10 years of service to the low-vision community on August 21, 2011, by hosting a BBQ!
The mission of Ensight is to provide visually impaired clients and their families with adaptive techniques, training, support, tools and products to maintain independent lifestyles and ensure safety in their home and workplace environments.
Ensight opened their doors on July 7, 2001 in space donated by Elderhaus Adult Day programs. The driving force behind Ensight was from Denise (Denny) Moyer who has low vision and was diagnosed with Stargardts Disease at the age of 19. Stargardts is a form of macular degeneration for which there is no current treatment.
Frustrated by the lack of services for individuals with visual impairments, Denny found her calling and with a small team began the research necessary for an outlet. The Fort Collins Lions Club and foundation provided the funding needed in order to launch Ensight Skills Center To this day, Denny is the Executive Director of Ensight.
About the significant milestone of a 10-year anniversary, Moyer says, “It has been an honor and a blessing in my life to help serve others with vision loss. My prayer is that Ensight will continue to serve individuals struggling with vision loss throughout the communities in Colorado for as long as we are needed.”
Over the past 10 years Ensight has grown and expanded, now operating centers located in Fort Collins, Greeley and Denver. As a united force, Ensight Skills center has reached over 25,000 individuals through rehabilitation, education and support.
Ensight is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, and relies heavily on grants from a number of different sources. Some of their major supporters over the years include: Denver Foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Foundation, Fort Collins Lions, MD-6 Lions, Griffin foundation, William B. O’Rourke Foundation, U.S. Bank, North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, and Wells Fargo.