Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Huntington, WV)

Name

  • Name:Paul Slone
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Address:38 Washington Ave.
    Huntington, WV 25701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:3045226991
  • Main fax:3045226924

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General

  • Mission:
  • It has been and always will be our goal to advocate the economic, educational, and social welfare of the blind and visually impaired of all ages, so they can maintain a life style, comparable to other members of society.

  • Overview:
  • Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired provides services to the blind and visually impaired in Huntington, WV and the Tri-State area. Our nonprofit organization provides free eye exams, eye glasses, doctor appointment and grocery store transportation, support meetings, mail reading, field trips, concerts, parties, community events, specialized technology and more for the blind and visually impaired.

  • History:
  • Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired (CWAB®) was organized on October 9, 1975 when the charter was filed with the state of West Virginia by Charles Harris of Huntington, the founder of CWAB®.

    As it grew, CWAB® began to offer social programs and held fund-raisers so it could provide specialized prescription eyeglasses to needy children and adults.

    As more blind and visually impaired residents showed a need, it became apparent that a vital component was missing – integrated services for that population that would be available through a single source. For that, additional funding was needed.

    The means to expand became available in 1979 on the death of retired U.S. Postal Service worker C. J. Teubert of Huntington. In his will, Mr. Teubert directed that the bulk of his estate be used to “relieve the hardships resulting from blindness.”

    In April, 1989, following a detailed needs assessment performed by Marshall University’s School of Medicine, the Services Division component of CWAB® was activated when the Teubert Trust provided initial start-up funding.

    Years have passed since then, and we have served multitudes of blind and visually impaired adults, children and families. The demand for our nonprofit services has grown and so has our organization and the services it provides.

  • Year established:1975
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:1
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:12

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
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