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HALIFAX COUNCIL of the BLIND
CHAPTER of FLORIDA COUNCIL of the BLIND
AFFILIATE of AMERICAN COUNCIL of the BLIND

The council is an advocacy, support and blindness informational resource group. The majority of its members are blind. Dues include a bi-monthly subscription to the White Cane Bulletin and a monthly subscription to the Braille Forum.

Where: Orientation and Adjustment Center
1111 Willis Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
When: 2nd Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dues: $10.00/yr
Contact: President: Mary Ellen Ottman
(386) 257-2343

HAVOC: HANDICAP ADULTS OF VOLUSIA COUNTY

HAVOC is a county group that advocates for all groups that are handicapped. For example, every October they hold a white cane demonstration to make the public aware of those that use the white cane and laws related to its use. They have been a chartered group for 28 years. HAVOC also hold social events. They have a covered dish dinner every 4th meeting. There is also an annual beach party picnic in the fall.

Where: Votran Headquarters
950 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, FL 32119
When: 1st Wednesday of the month
1:00 p.m.
Dues: $5.00/year
Contact: President: Steve Williamson
(386) 265-2519
www.havocfl.com

BLIND BOWLERS

The bowlers play three games at each meeting and have a banquet at the end of the season. They give both individual and team awards. They do several fundraisers, such as candy sales and raffles to go to the Nationals.

Where: Belair Lanes
2575 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
When: Every Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Dues: $10.00 is required for membership
$6.00 optional SE Blind Bowlers Assoc. Memb.
$10.00 per week for lane fees and prizes
Contact: President John Hardin
Mark Lear (386) 254-3852

OPEN ARMS OUTREACH

Open Arms Outreach is a support group for the blind and visually impaired of all ages. They serve a free meal and have occasional guest speakers.

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church
724 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, FL 32119
When: 2nd Saturday of the month
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Mary Wrucke
(386)252-7487

GREATER DAYTONA BEACH CHAPTER of the NATIONAL FEDERATION of the BLIND

Greater Daytona Beach Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. The objective of the group is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. It is support, advocacy and blindness informational resource group. Dues include a subscription to the NFBF Focus and a monthly to the Braille Monitor.

Where: Holiday Inn
930 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL
When: 4th Saturday of the month
11:15 a.m.
Dues: $10.00/yr
Contact: President: Peter Cerullo
(386) 265-2527

Disability Solutions

The purpose of this group is to advocate for people with various disabilities in the areas of housing, transportation, health care, voting, employment, education and any other area that may be of concern.

Where: Disability Solutions for Independent Living
475 South Nova Rd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Contact: (386) 255-1812

Support for this program has been provided by the following organizations:
The Able Trust
Division of the Blind Service