The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind was established as a non-profit corporation in 1917 as a way to assist veterans blinded in service. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering from significant visual impairment (legally blind) to come together and discuss issues of common significance and to provide social activities geared for such persons. Currently the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers conducts a weekly bowling league for blind members , a monthly luncheon meeting for all members, a summer outdoor picnic, a Christmas dinner, and an annual convention. In 2006 the statewide convention was hosted by the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers for the Blind.
Friends in Focus is a blind acappella choir
that has been formed with members of the Workers for the Blind. Presently they are singing at nursing homes
and churches and will be performing at several community events thru the summer of 2016.
The next White Cane Drive is scheduled for 10/29/16
Our Friends in Focus acapella group was featured in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette! Click on the picture above to read about it.