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Vista Center, Santa Cruz

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General Agency Information
Name: Vista Center, Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s): Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 3315B Mission Drive
Santa Cruz,  CA  95065
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-458-9766
Fax: 831-458-6233
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Description: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the premier regional one-stop resource provider for vision loss and rehabilitation, For more than 75 years, Vista Center has offered a range of comprehensive services to empower clients to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Benito counties.
Mission: Empowering individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest by serving individuals of all ages, living in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, who are threatened by loss of independence due to moderate or severe vision impairment.
Programs: Services offered:

Safe and Healthy Living program assesses client needs and develops a plan of action for teaching skills that enable independence.

Low Vision Services conducts evaluations resulting in recommendations to enhance remaining vision with devices, services and support.

Technology Program that leads the way in bringing tech to those with visual impairments

Children & Youth Services provides young clients with tools, strategies and confidence to build the future they dream of and that is possible.

Community Services is a resource for, and an educator in, the communities it serves through outreach, corporate in-services, public transit counseling.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Contact for information
Eligibility: Contact for Information
Fees: Sliding Scale
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Ana Bedingfeld
Social Servces Manager

Chris Perry
Office Manager
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Blindness
Braille Instruction
Braille Materials/Collections
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Information Services
Mutual Support Groups
Outreach Programs
Private Nonprofits
Visual Impairments
This agency was last updated on November 17, 2020.