Support Groups and Consumer Advocacy Organizations
Revised March 2015

Note:  If you know of other disability oriented groups meeting in Oklahoma, please contact Vicky Golightly at the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:  (405) 522-0526 or 1-800-523-0288 or
email:  vgolightly@okdrs.gov


Support Groups

Beyond the White Kane
Meetings:  Every second Saturday from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Location:  Meets at the newView Oklahoma office in Tulsa, located at 5986 South Yale Avenue
Activities include social opportunities, support, and advocacy. There will be outings for blind people to attend.
Contact President Steve Crawford, (918) 850-5934

Blind Veterans Support Group

Blind Veteran's association, Sooner Blinded Veterans Group
Meetings:  Last Friday of the month
Location:  Tulsa, Western Sizzling, 21st and Sheridan, Tulsa
Contact:  Betty Charlesworth, (918) 492-0188 or Martha Looney, (918) 340-4183

Eyes Just Talking
Meetings:  Fourth Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: NewView Oklahoma Vision Rehabilitation Services, 501 North Douglas Ave., Oklahoma City
Contact: Meg McElhaney, Programs Coordinator, (405) 232-4644; or email: mmcelhaney@newviewoklahoma.org;
website:  www.newviewoklahoma.org

Green Country Deaf-Blind Support Group
Meetings:  Third Thursday of every month from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Location: Total Source for Hearing Access, 8740 East 11th, Tulsa
Contact:  Chris Milburn, Milbernchris@gmail.com  

Guide Dog Alumni Meeting
Meetings:  Third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location:  Oklahoma Station Bar BQ, Meridian & Northwest 50th, Oklahoma City
Come early to eat before the meeting.
Contact: President Cathy Tuton, (405) 370-4304 or email: cathy.tuton@cox.net 

Mustang Low Vision Support Group
Meetings:  Second Thursday each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Mustang Community Building in Wild Horse Park
Contact:  Bob Sanders, (405) 745-2225; or email: bsanders14@cox.net

Ponca City, Noon Lions Vision Support Group
Meetings:  First Monday of each month at 10 A.M.
Location:  First Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 210 North 5th Street, Ponca City.  Enter through west door.
Contact:  Winnie Covill, President, (580) 762-2058 or Ron Covill, (580) 491-8404


Sapulpa 20/20 Plus Support Group
Meetings: Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Steak and Eggs, 1112 East Taft Avenue, Sapulpa, In the Veterans Hall
There will be a speaker on each second Wednesday and group discussion on the fourth Wednesday.  If you want to order food, come at 12:30 p.m.
Transportation Available within the Sapulpa Area 
Contact:  Janis Potter, (918) 512-6946 or Joyce Anglen, (918) 227-9603

Stillwater Support Group of the Visually Impaired
Meetings:  First Monday of each month, 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. 
Location:  Clubhouse at Windrock Condominiums, 1000 North Star Drive, Stillwater
Contact:  Gwennette Morrow, (405) 614-1855 or Jane Fore, (918) 237-1783

The Independent Eagles for the Blind and Disabled Association
New group formed to support, socialize and have fun with people who are blind or disabled.  This group is not affiliated with any other group of and for the blind or people with other disabilities.
Meetings:  To be Announced
Location:  Different places for lunch, dinner or sites for field trips
For more information contact Mary Wilburn, President and co-founder, at (405) 601-2047 or Bronnie Tranthum, Vice President and co-founder, at (405) 601-5032

Tulsa Strikers, associated with the American Blind Bowlers Association
Meets every Saturday from 10 A.M. to 1 P.m.
Location:  Sheridan Lanes, 3121 South Sheridan, Tulsa 
Contact:  David or Jeri Cooper, (918) 832-7035 or email: jericooper@att.net

University Village Support Group
Meetings:  Second Tuesday of every month at 2 P.M.
Location:  8555 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa
Contact:  Judy Bullard, (918) 693-1279


Formerly Norman Low Vision Support Group
Meetings:  Last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 A.M. (speaker), 11:30 lunch
Location: University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm, Norman
Contact:  Brenda Wilson, (405) 360-1279

VISTA, Visually Impaired Seeking Technique Alternatives
Meetings:  Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Classroom 1 in the center for the Physically Limited, 815 South Utica, Tulsa
Participants work crossword puzzles, play games, network and take Braille classes.
Contact:  Margie Goodell, (918) 241-6433 or David Dowland, (918) 744-4208 

Visual Impairments Support Group
Meetings:  Third Wednesday of the Month
Location:  Claremore Community Center, 2301 North Sioux Avenue, Room 3, Claremore
Contact:  Sue Speers, (918) 342-5462 or email:  snspeer1@sbcglobal.net

Visual Support Group of Sand Springs
Meetings:  Third Monday of every month at 10 A.M. Location:  253 E. 41st Street, Sand Springs
Contact:  Judy Bullard, (918) 693-1279

VITAL: Veterans Independence through Adaptive Living
Meetings:  Third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 P.M.
Location:  710 W. Wilshire, Suite 102, Oklahoma City
Activities and Events Scheduled
Contact: Meg McElhaney, Programs Coordinator, (405) 232-4644, or email: mmcelhaney@newviewoklahoma.org;
website:  www.newviewoklahoma.org

Will Rogers Low Vision Support Group
Location:  Will Rogers Senior Citizen Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive, Oklahoma City
Contact:  Bob Sanders, (405) 745-2225 or email:  bsanders14@cox.net



Consumer Advocacy Organizations
National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma Chapters

Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma
Meetings: second Friday of every month at 7 P.M.
Location: Oklahoma Station BBQ, N.W. 50th and Meridian in Oklahoma City
Contact:  Audrey Farnum, President, (405) 590-6110 or email: atFarnum@gmail.com

Muskogee Chapter, a chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma, Green Country Chapter
Meetings:  Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1-3 P.M.
Location:  Trinity Methodist Church, 518 Houston, Muskogee
Contact: James Rigler, President, (918) 616-1605

South Central Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma
Meetings:  Third Saturday of the month at 1:30 P.M.
Location:  Ardmore Public Library, 320 East Street Northwest, Ardmore 
Contact:  Dorothy Robinson, (580) 277-3538 or email: Dorothycrobinson@att.net


T-Town Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma
Meetings:  First Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Location:   Private Dining Room, Made Market Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 616 W. 7th St. Tulsa
Contact:  Jedi Moerke, President, (318) 533-8424 or email: Loneblindjedi@samobile.net

West Central Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma
Meetings:  Every second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Location:  Branding Iron Restaurant, 1200 South 10th Street, Clinton
Contact:  Avey Rico, President, (580) 309-0142 or email: latinokie57@gmail.com

Oklahoma Council of the Blind Chapters
Heartland Council of the Blind
A chapter of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind
Meetings:  First Saturday of each month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location:  In the basement of Deaconess North Medical Building, 5701 N. Portland, Oklahoma City
The Heartland Council of the Blind also has a satellite group in Lawton.
Contact:  President Frances Poindexter, (405) 732-4782 or email: lisspo@aol.com

Lawton Heartland Council of the Blind
A satellite of the Heartland Council of the Blind
Meetings:  Second Saturday of the month from 1:30 to 3 P.M.
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 1302 Southwest “A” Avenue, Lawton
Contact:  President Kay Love, (580) 536-1650 or email: klove447@att.net;
Facebook:  Lawton.heartland@gmail.com

Muskogee Council of the Blind
A Chapter of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind
Meetings:  Second Friday from 1 to 3 P.M.
Location:  Civitan Park Clubhouse, 3301 Gibson Street, Muskogee 
Special Meetings include the December meeting at Charlie’s Chicken on Chandler Road, and the April, picnic at Civitan Park, both in Muskogee.
Contact Sandy Evans at (918) 839-6885 


Tulsa Council of the Blind
A chapter of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind
Meetings:  Second Friday of every month at 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Location:  Mazzio's in The Farm Shopping complex, 5119 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa
Presentations, discussions, activities, etc.
Contact:  President Julie Bailey, (918) 355-0842  or email: j.bailey@cox.net