National Federation for the Blind

Posted 11/29/17

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National Federation for the Blind


The South East Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind met in November with guest speakers Liz McElhaney and Caitlyn Wade, from Family Promise.

 They spoke to about how to get families out of domestic abuse situations and get them  to safety. They help you transfer from one-night stay, up to two months in a shelter, and to public low income housing.

 They work with Cleveland State job skills program and The Refuge to help with finding a job. Family Promise also provides counseling to help the victims overcome the hurt an pain they have been through.

 The South East Chapter is an active social, support, and advocacy group for the blind and visually impaired residents of Bradley County and surrounding areas. The chapter meets the second Thursday of every month at the Cleveland Family YMCA.

 The next meeting will be Dec. 14 in the Party Room from 1 to 3 p.m.,  for the annual Christmas party. Bring your favorite holiday sweet treat to share with the group. Do not forget your $10-$15 wrapped gift to participate in the gift exchange — it should be for either a male or a female.

 The monthly activity will be Dec. 11 at Leisure Time Bowling from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 If you are or know someone who is blind or visually impaired, invite them to come and join our support group. For any  questions, you may send an  email to or call Christy at 423-665-2954.


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