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Earle Baum Center Intake

Now What?

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After learning that permanent sight loss is the new reality, most experience something like the following.

Now what? My friends and family don't understand what it's like to not be able to see. I don't know who to talk to about this. No one I know has any clue how it is to not be able to see. I can't do anything I need or want to do. People will feel sorry for me. I don't want that. Blind people end up alone and in need. I won't be able to see my bills or mail or computer or phone or newspaper. I won't be able to work. I won't be able to fill out the unemployment application. I will have to stop driving. Then what? This is more than I can handle.

There is a next step. There are people who understand what it feels like to live with limited sight. There is a way to cope, and, in fact, not only cope, but flourish.

The Earle Baum Center is able to offer the tools and skills necessary. Take the next step with us.

Intake Appointment

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Call the Center for information and to set up an intake appointment, (707) 523-3222.

The intake appointment will guide you through the process to get started at EBC. Family and friends are welcome to attend the appointment with the potential client. In some cases, the intake may be done over the phone. In all cases the potential client must attend the intake.

Our intake counselor will work with you to determine what we can do to help you. The Earle Baum Center offers a wide variety of programs and services to help all ages in adjusting to sight loss.

Many individuals seek financial assistance from the California Department of Rehabilitation. If you are a veteran, you may seek support from the VA department.


Our mission is to provide opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve and enrich their personal, social and economic lives.

The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.


It is the Vision of the Earle Baum Center to facilitate personal independence and growth for people who are blind or vision impaired by:

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 523-3222
Fax: (707) 636-2768

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