Verde Valley Council of the blind:

The Verde Valley Council of the Blind is a local non-profit organization which assists visually impaired and blind people with:

  • support and sharing
  • social activities such as bowling, movies, coffee klatches
  • assistive devices and technology, and promotion of special needs.

For more information contact:

Mike Bailey 928-649-0379

Marg Chartrand 928-274-4232

Lucinda Horwedel 928-649-3988

Doris Peterson 928-649-5977

We meet once a month in Cottonwood. Call for details.

The Verde Valley Council of the Blind is a chapter of the Arizona Council of the Blind, which in turn is a member of the American Council of the Blind.

Central Arizona Council of the Blind

CAZCB is a chapter of the Arizona Council of the Blind (AZCB), serving the Valley of the Sun – the metropolitan Phoenix area. All are welcome – blind, visually impaired, and sighted. This chapter emerged in March 2017, by combining 2 long-standing chapters of the Arizona Council of the Blind – Maricopa Club of the Blind with the Phoenix chapter.

We have a meeting or a social/recreational activity monthly, generally the fourth Saturday of the month.

What Do We Do?

  • We work on advocacy and outreach projects, such as getting the word out to blind/visually impaired people that there are services and products available to enhance their lives.
  • We mentor each other and those who reach out to us.
  • We enjoy each other’s company and share information.
  • We arrange recreational activities, such as audio-described movies, concerts, and field trips.

For more information, please contact one of the following:

Melanie Sinohui, President: 949-229-0059

Gail Wilt 602-540-7605

Tucson & Southern Arizona chapter:

Our vibrant Tucson chapter seeks to provide support through fellowship, advocacy, and socialization for members in the Tucson and Southern Arizona region, and it is our goal to provide a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for members to connect with other blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds.

As well as monthly chapter meetings, we also hold a blindness support group once a month for members to attend as we understand the value in providing an opportunity outside of chapter meetings for members to share their experiences of blindness and visual impairment. We also intend to support our individual members in their homes via service projects and outreach because we believe that our members are more than just members, they are individuals with needs who are part of our wider community.

We understand that everyone is at different stages with their blindness and visual impairment and strive to always ensure a safe, friendly, and respectful environment for everyone who joins our chapter and activities.

For further information, please contact Tucson chapter President, Chris Desborough via email on or call 520269-9263