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Support Groups

PALS (Persons Adjusting to Limited Sight)

The Center for the Visually Impaired sponsors self-help groups called PALS (Persons Adjusting to Limited Sight) in four counties. PALS provides the visually impaired person and their families an opportunity to get together for social, educational and recreational purposes on a monthly basis. For more information on PALS, contact the Center at any location listed below.


East Volusia PALS

Where: Bishop’s Glen
900 LPGA Blvd.
Holly Hill, FL 32117
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Vinod Sagrani
(386) 253-8879 ext. 105

West Volusia PALS

Where: Deltona
When: 1st Friday of the month
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Karla Bucholz
(386) 860-7389


Flagler/Palm Coast PALS

Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5400 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, FL 32137
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Oswald King
(386) 437-9944


Putnam PALS

Where: St. Johns Baptist Church
St. Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177
When: 2nd Thursday of the month
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Contact: President Richard Johnson
(386) 684-6825
Assistant President Marie Colbivin


Contact: For all events, meeting locations, and times in Brevard, please contact Jennifer Cleveland at (321) 302-3989


The Sip-n-Tea Counseling Group meets as follows:

Monday and Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Campus

The program has a series of eight topics for discussion. The group is led by a Rehabilitation Counselor and Rehabilitation Instructor. Tea and goodies are served. There is no cost, but you must provide your own transportation or schedule with Votran.


Friends of CVI is CVI's own main support group whose purpose is to assist the agency with community outreach, financial and in-kind contributions, provide volunteer services and serve as an advisory council for the agency programs. The Friends group meets bi-monthly for a formal luncheon program with a speaker at the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach. For more information on how you can join us by becoming a member of the Friends of CVI, check out the EVENT section or call Sid Mickle at (386) 253-8879.