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Yavapai Association For The Blind And Visually Impaired Inc

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8123 E Manley Dr Prescott Valley AZ 86314 USA


Provide services for the blind and visually impaired.


We provide programs that assist blind and visually impaired participants in coping with their disability. We also provide social and therapeutic activities for all ages. Approximately 200 clients are served with an average age of 65 years.

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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!!

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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.

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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!

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