The Center for the Visually Impaired sponsors self-help groups called PALS (Persons Adjusting to Limited Sight) in four counties. PALS provides the visually impaired person and their families an opportunity to get together for social, educational and recreational purposes on a monthly basis. For more information on PALS, contact the Center at any location listed below.
West Volusia PALS
When: 1st Friday of the month from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Karla Bucholz, Independent Living Instructor via phone (386) 860-7389.
The Sip-n-Tea Counseling Group will be meeting in the future. More information coming soon.
Friends of the Center for the Visually Impaired is CVI's own main support group whose purpose is to assist the agency with community outreach, financial and in-kind contributions, provide volunteer services and serve as an advisory council for the agency programs. The Friends group meets bi-monthly for a formal luncheon program with a speaker at the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach. For more information, contact Taylor Gettis, Director of Development via email at tgettis@cvicentralflorida or by phone (386) 253-8879 Ext:105.
“The Lunch and Learn” Job Club has a goal of providing support, information and guidance to blind and low vision job seekers who are unemployed or underemployed and seeking to change jobs.
Hospitality Employ partners with the Volusia County Lodging and Hospitality Association to help fill positions in the local hospitality industry by providing training to low vision and blind persons who are customer service oriented and want to work in a setting where customer service skills are the key. Clients receive 48 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours in a work experience using the skills they have learned. The next class will convene on 10/07/19. For more information, contact Vada Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria Christenson at email@example.com. They can also be reached by phone at 386-253-8879.
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