Earle Baum Center of the Blind

Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

EBC helps people and families regain confidence, master new skills, contribute to their communities and engage with technology. At EBC we make vital, lifelong connections to lead happy, safe, productive lives.

We’d love to hear from you!

Get to know EBC

We are an innovative community and learning hub where people living with sight loss and people who are blind regain confidence, master new skills; and engage with technology and others to make vital, lifelong connections to lead happy, productive lives.

New to services?

Our community welcomes people newly experiencing sight loss. EBC creates hope and opportunities for people who are blind and vision impaired to transform their personal, social, and economic lives.

Join programs & training

Our group classes and one-on-one training continues remotely during shelter at home orders. Join our new participant Intake sessions, Independent Living Skills, Adjustment to Vision Loss, Braille, Assistive Technology, Introduction and Living with Vision Loss, and Orientation & Mobility trainings. Our thriving community supports and connects youth, families, and older adults through our vibrant programs and groups.

What’s New

Computer Concepts for the Workplace

Join us in a new class about Computer Concepts for the Workplace! We will cover the following concepts for computing skills in the workplace: Telephone Audio Access Services Computer Literacy and Terminology Desktop Start menu, Task Bar System Tray and Navigation File...

Friends & Family Support Group

Learning the Language of VisionĀ  (click here for the flyer) Presented by Susan Hirshfield, Ph.D. Adjustment to Vision Loss Therapist How do families and support networks navigate the new role of supporting a loved one going through Vision Loss? What is expected of...

Earle Baum Center is in the News!

Earle Baum Center is in the News!

Our mission, programs and commitment to our community are getting attention in the press. Our community partnership with Balletto Vineyards for the month of August included a virtual wine tasting with Board Member Hoby Wedler with food pairing from Chef Lori Bianchi...

Events

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Wed 28

Yoga Nidra

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Wed 28

Introduction to Vision Loss

October 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Thu 29

Living With Vision Loss

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thu 29

Join us for a Labyrinth Celebration!

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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