Established in 2003 by visually-impaired individuals, the Florida Outreach Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, full-service training facility for blind and visually impaired persons. Our classes provide instruction in Braille, Computers, Daily Living Skills, Cooking, and Personal and Home Management.
The Center also hosts weekly support groups, craft classes and workshops on various topics. On display is an extensive array of aids and appliances for hands-on inspection. The Center’s Equipment Loan Program enables clients to have adaptive technology which they otherwise could not afford. It also offers blind individuals access to a Talking Books inventory.
The Center’s programs are free and designed to assist blind persons in building the confidence they need to live independently. It also provides an environment where blind individuals can share support and resources with one another. Through the skills learned at the Center, blind people are empowered to help themselves.
There are an estimated 48,000 visually-impaired persons in our area and the numbers are expected to double within the next 20 years. The Florida Outreach Center for the Blind needs your help if we are to assist these individuals in facing the challenges of vision loss!
FOCB is delighted for everyone to be able to see a YouTube video about us. Please check it out below. Many thanks to Joe Windham for his assistance in making it:
The Center was featured in the local newspaper, The Palm Beach Post. Click on the link to view the article:
FOCB Palm Beach Post Article - May 11th, 2011
Please check out our Winter 2011 Newsletter by clicking on the following link:
FOCB Newsletter - Winter 2011
FOCB is proud to show the results from one of our students. Here is Phyllis with a design she made during a craft class she was part of at the Center:
The Center always needs volunteers to help in all areas. Please donate some of your precious time if you can.
We welcome all donations, just click the handy Pay Pal link below, or mail a check to:
2315 S. Congress Avenue
Palm Springs, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 642-0005