ABOUT OUR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Serving visually impaired and blind people of the Cape Fear region since 1939
The Vision Resource Center serves blind and visually impaired children and adults of Cumberland County through a variety of programs and services to enrich the lives of our members.
YOUTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Number of legally blind children in the United States 55,200 (American Foundation of the Blind) www.afb.org
At the Vision Resource Center we make it our priority to provide services and programs that enrich the lives of our members, or as we like to call them, our "Family Members". Below are just a few of the services provided to the blind and visually impaired youth in our community.
Summer Camp (2 weeks)
Cultural Events, concerts, plays, musicals, parks, zoo, seminars, shopping, museums, holiday and birthday celebrations
Independent Living Workshops
Self Defense Class
Pottery and Art classes
Outdoor activities to include: Surfing, Rock Climbing, Horse Back Riding, Obstacle Courses, Canoeing, Swimming
Support Group Meetings with Guest Speakers
In May 2018, the Vision Resource Center started our "Limitless" young adult group (ages 19 to 29). This group meets once a quarter to prepare our young adults for college and job careers. This group also attends cooking classes, educational seminars, team work exercises and emphasizes socialization skills as well as mentors our younger youth group members ages (6 to 18).
You Can Help
How can you help blind and visually impaired adults and children? Consider volunteering your time or making a gift in support of VRC.
We are fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. We welcome new volunteers who can help us from assistance with general Center activities, sharing their gifts and experience through special programs, presentations or grant writing.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer organization or to learn more about our programs and services please complete the email form below.
We are grateful for our generous supporters. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online or by mail.
Gifts can be mailed to:
Vision Resource Center
PO Box 87385
Fayetteville NC 28304
For questions, please call our Executive Director, Terri Thomas, at 910-483-2719