Support Groups in Indiana

There are a limited number of support groups in Indiana which offer people with visual impairments and their families the chance to share experiences, information, and advice and the opportunity to participate in a variety of social activities.

If you have information on other support groups please contact The Indiana State library Special Services Division at 800 622 4970.

Touches of Insight
For Lafayette and surrounding areas.
Meetings are held at the Lafayette Eye Center on the second Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. and on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2-4 p.m. For further information contact:

Janey Van Buskirk
Lafayette Eye Center
PO Box 6477
Lafayette, IN 47903
765 449 3937 or 800 882 3939

VIP (Visually Impaired Persons)
For northwestern Indiana.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pastric Branch of the East Chicago Public Library. For further information contact:

Katie Averett 219 398 5165

The Sight Loss Support Group of the Wabash Valley
Serves persons from Rockville to Brazil.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Terre Haute Public Library and on the third Wednesday of each month from 2-4 p.m. at the Breden Memorial Methodist Church in Terre Haute. For more information contact:

John Stroot 765 832 9275

The Low Vision Support Group of Vanderburgh County
For Evansville and the surrounding areas.
This group operates in conjunction with the Evansville Association for the Blind.  For more information contact:

Patty Haas 812 421 4535

Program for the Visually Impaired
For Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
Adults meet the second Wednesday of every month except January from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Service Association.  The support group is a social/educational group with monthly speakers.  For more information contact:

Deanna L. Austin
Family Service Association
615 N. Alabama Street, Room 220
Indianapolis, IN  46204
317 634 6341, ext. 42

VISION (Visually Impaired Support in Our Neighborhood)
For Muncie and surrounding areas.
Meets the second Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kennedy Branch of the Muncie Public Library.  For more information contact:

Dena Polston 800 223 2733

Last updated June 2009.