The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community Center located in Santa Rosa, CA. We serve people with sight loss in Northern Marin, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties. The Earle Baum Center opened on October 1, 1999 and has since become a center that provides Low Vision Clinic support, counseling, core classes, enrichment programs and support groups.

Instructor and client with cane

Our services are available to all individuals who are blind, legally blind or visually impaired.

The property’s rural campus features a recreational field, a quarter-mile rope trail, and a one-mile walking trail that winds throughout the 17-acre property.

How Can We Help You? Getting Started

Call the Center for information and/or to set up an Intake Appointment, (707) 523-3222.

The intake appointment will guide you through the process of getting started at EBC. This is the first step toward getting the help you need.

Adjusting to sight loss is difficult and we understand that the decision to do something about it is often difficult. Now is the time to take the first step and start your journey toward independence. The Earle Baum Center offers many classes and training opportunities, all based on your individual needs and goals.

We encourage you to schedule a tour of the Center so you can experience, firsthand, our campus. The visitor Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm and on Fridays from 9am to 3pm. This is a good place to talk to volunteers and clients about their experiences at the Center.

Instructor and client walking with cane

The Earle Baum Center places special emphasis on Senior Services

Since 1999, the Earle Baum Center has served thousands of senior citizens through California Title VII grants, activity and fitness programs, support groups, and a wide variety of other social and recreational programs, including summer picnics and holiday celebrations.


Youth Activities

The Sonoma County Office of Education, Teachers of Visually Impaired, works with the EBC to provide opportunities and activities for children with sight loss.

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