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Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on improving and enhancing the lives of people with blindness and visual impairments in Fresno.

3417 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711

Telephone: (559) 222-4447

Fax: (559) 222-4844


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Our Mission

At Valley Center for the Blind we join together in a spirit of dedication to assist blind and visually impaired persons in experiencing a more independent and opportunity filled life. These efforts are achieved through specialized methods of training and education provided by our professional staff. We believe that every individual, regardless of disability, can accomplish their desired goals provided the proper instruction and support. With over 40 years of experience, Valley Center for the Blind believes that every individual should have the opportunity to live independently and we teach adaptive techniques to make this a possibility for the visually impaired.

Our Programs

Valley Center for the Blind is an inspiring place dedicated to providing those with vision loss with a safe and engaging place to find support, community and high-level training programs.

Our Core Courses consist of Assistive-Technology, Braille, Independent Living Skills and Orientation and Mobility. We also host a variety of classes, support groups and workshops to provide participants with a well-rounded and caring educational experience. Our S.C.O.R.E. Program (Students Conquering Obstacles for the Realization of Employment) is a program specially designed for high school and college aged students to learn important skills in self-advocacy, job exploration and career readiness.

VCB also offers Social Programs in the form of our Creative Recreation Program which hosts a variety of fun opportunities to engage with our amazing participants. Join us as we seek to make a difference in the lives of those with vision loss!

Who Attends VCB

Valley Center for the Blind encourages all who are experiencing or are interested in the world of vision loss to contact us for more information. Serving the California counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare and Kern from locations in Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield, VCB seeks to provide information, assistance and training to all who experience loss of vision and blindness. Each participants program is customized to their individual goals, abilities, and preferences. All participants have one thing in common: a desire to live more independently. We work exclusively with legally blind and visually impaired clients, which helps to make VCB staff uniquely and extensively qualified. Vision loss comes in many forms- please contact us if you have any questions or think you may benefit from one of our many services!

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