YAVAPAI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INC
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: PO Box 3726 Prescott AZ 86302 USA
Mission: PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND, VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED.
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When I met Mel and Dorothy Clack in 1996 (founders of YABVI) I had no idea of where to go that I would be accepted as a blind individual and started to lose hope. Since Mel introduced me to what was then called "The Blind Center" I found renewed hope. The Center provided me with the feeling of a 2nd home. Here I took Confident Living Classes, and found people to talk to that truly cared and understood my struggles, and even gave me the feeling that I could do anything that a sighted person could do, just, in different ways. Though YABVI has had its struggles in the past, as has most non-profits, they are still here to help make a difference for the blind and visually impaired that feel at a loss of hope and normal every day living. Thanks to The Blind Center, I now know that I can lead a confident and meaningful life, and, I count!! They also gave me a place to go to that has, fun activities, pot lucks, entertainment, outings, etc. Thanks for giving me my sight back to be able to strive in life as a blind individual!! God Bless You!!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen a lot of other peoples lives change too, through what YABVI has provided for them. A positive attitude, a sence of pride, and the feeling of knowing that you're not alone, just to name a few.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I could change anything for YABVI, it would be, to be able to give them the recognition they deserve, and, to be able to help them, as a non-profit, regain the ability to get a new building and the support they deserve! We can all make a difference in this world, by helping each other! We can all learn a big lesson about this through the life of Helen Keller, and Mel Clack!