The Houston Area Visually Impaired Network is comprise of representatives from area groups that support and serve our visually impaired community. Here is a current list of the groups that make up our board of directors, along with the group’s meeting dates/times and locations, and the contact person for that group.

Please feel free to contact the group representative nearest you and see about joining up with one of our groups. This is where HAVIN started, and where our greatest strengths lie, with our individual members.

 

Bay Area Council of the Blind (BACB)

Meets:  3rd Saturday of the month
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: 131 Pecan Dr., League City, TX  77573
Contact:  Belinda Skloss, President
Email:  belinda131@verizon.net
Phone:  281-338-0550

 

Blind Buddies

Meets at Metropolitan Multi Purpose Center, 1475 W. Gray, Houston TX 77019
Mondays – one-on-one assistive technology training by appointment only Call 713-557-8783  to schedule
Tuesdays Noon – 4 Lunch Bunch
Fridays 11-3 Various empowering activities
Contact Victoria Hillard
Phone: 1-800-373-7119
Email: info@BlindBuddies.org

 

Dan Arnold Center for Vision Rehabilitation/Cizik Eye Clinic Support Group

Meets: 2nd Friday of the month
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Location: 6400 Fannin, Suite 1950, Houston, TX
Contact: Tamara Traber-Occupational Therapist
Email: tamaratraber@cizikeye.org
Phone: (713) 559-5216 or (713) 559-5269
Website: http://www.cizikeye.org/low-vision-visual-rehabilitation/

 

Foundation Fighting BlindnessHouston Chapter

Meets once a month at 6pm via conference call
Contact person: Donna Cohen- regional director
Email: d.cohen@blindness.org
Web site http://www.blindness.org/local-chapters/houston-tx

 

Houston Council of the Blind (HCB)

Meets:  1st Sunday of the month
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Lighthouse of Houston
3602 West Dallas, Houston, TX 77019
Contact:   Michael Garrett, President
Email:  megarrett4443@sbcglobal.net
Phone:  281-438-9665

 

National Federation of the Blind of Texas – Houston (NFBT-Hou)

Meets:  3rd Saturday of the month
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Lighthouse of Houston
3602 West Dallas, Houston, Texas  77019
Contact:   Stacie Hardy, President
Email: stacieandcash@gmail.com
Phone:  713 202-8542

 

The Visually Impaired Advocates (V.I.A.)

Meets:  Quarterly on 1st Thursday of the month
12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray, Houston, TX  77019
Weekly support group meetings
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray, Houston, TX  77019
Contact:  Minnie Christal, President
Email:  minniechristal@sbcglobal.net
Phone:  281-507-4549
Web site:  http://www.viadvocates.org/

Visually Impaired People of South East Texas (VIPSET)

Meets:  3rd Monday of the month
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Second Baptist Church, North Campus
22770 Hwy 59 North, Kingwood, TX  77339
Contact:  Ron Graham, President
Email:  rgraham@cebridge.net
Phone:  713-825-9108