Earle Baum Center of the Blind is a nonprofit regional community center located in Santa Rosa, CA. We serve people with low vision and sight loss in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa counties. Earle Baum Center opened on October 1, 1999 and has become a central hub for services including our Low Vision Clinic, counseling, support groups, core classes, enrichment programs, and social activities.

Instructor and client with cane

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

EBC is located on a 17-acre rural campus that features a recreational field, a quarter-mile rope trail, a one-mile walking trail that winds throughout the property, and a labyrinth that is accessible for people with sight loss.

How Can We Help You? Getting Started

Call us 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. 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 Earle Baum Center and experience our campus and our warm welcome to you and your family firsthand. 

Instructor and client walking with cane

Earle Baum Center Places Special Emphasis on Services for Older Adults

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

Youth Activities

We support an ongoing “Hangout Night” where kids, volunteers, and parents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to “hangout” at Earle Baum Center. There are snacks, accessible games, fun talks, laughs, and special events. Hangout nights are typically held from 4-6pm every second Tuesday of the month. Call Neal at 707-341- 6587 for more information.

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