Division of Services for the Blind

Support Groups

El Dorado

S.I.G.H.T. Group

Our Savior Lutheran Church
900 West Faulkner
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Third Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (except holidays)
Contact: 870-862-1443

Fayetteville

Cross Disabilities & Focus on Ability or Low Vision Support Group

Sources for Community Independent Living Services
1918 N. Birch Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Rita Reese-Whiting at 479-802-3912 or 1-888-284-7521

Job Club

Sources for Community Independent Living Services
1918 North Birch Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Howard Funkhouser at 479-802-3905 or 1-888-284-7521 
TDD: 479-251-1378

Self-Advocacy Support Group

Sources for Community Independent Living Services
1918 North Birch Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Brooke Bell at 479-442-5600 or 1-888-284-7521 
TDD: 479-251-1378

Little Rock

Division of Services for the Blind Job Club

DSB Tech Lab
5401 South University
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 501-682-5463 or 1-800-960-9270

First Lutheran Church Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

314 East 8th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Third Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 501-224-7393

Mainstream Peer Group

Mainstream Independent Living Resources Center
300 South Rodney Parham
Suite #5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Second Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: 501-280-0012

Mountain Home

Visually Impaired Persons (VIP)

The North Church of Christ
380 N College Street
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
Last Wednesday of the month noon to 2:00 p.m. (except November and December)
Contact: Donna Smith at 870-425-4330

Ozark

Ozark Low Vision Support Group

Ozark First Baptist Church
304 West Market Street
Ozard, Arkansas 72949
Last Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Brenda Mann at 479-667-2204

Paragould

Greene County Low Vision Support Group

Senior Citizen Center
121 North 12th Street
Paragould, Arkansas 72450
Third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm.
Contact: 870-236-8498

Searcy

Vision Impaired Support Information Opportunities and Networking (V.I.S.O.N.)

Harding Place Retirement Community
801 Benton Street
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
First Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Contact: 501-305-3100

Springdale

Ozarks Chapter Arkansas Council of the Blind

Denny’s Restaurant
Highway 412 West
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Third Sunday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Contact: John Sullivan at 479-925-8472

Texarkana

Collins Senior Center

3000 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:15 p.m.
Contact: 903-798-3978

White Hall

Pine Bluff Area Support Group

White Hall Library
300 Anderson Street
White Hall, Arkansas 71602
TBA (they meet four times a year)
Contact: 870-247-5064

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FROM THE ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES​

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