Missouri Council of the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Missouri Council of the Blind
5453 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 832-7172 (Local)
(314) 832-7796 (Fax)
(800) 342-5632 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

MCB has 20 affiliate branches providing support to visually impaired Missourians. MCB's programs include Special Services, Health Benefits, Adaptive Technology, Scholarships, Summer Camp, Legislative Training and Youth Services.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 200
Number of staff: 3
Staff description: Executive Director, Administrative Assistant and Clerk
Geographic area served: State of Missouri
Publications: Missouri Chronicle is published quarterly in Large Print, Braille and Tape formats.


Virginia Drapkin, Administrative Assistant, (314) 832-7172 21, aa@moblind.org
Christopher Gray, Executive Director, (314) 832-7172 25, Chris@moblind.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Conducts complete optometric and ophthalmologic evaluation, low vision assessment, head trauma assessment, and special needs assessment.
  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes optical devices, low vision devices. Products for sale on site.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Conducts vision screenings and lectures in the community and offers education programs.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We offer assistive devices as indicated.
  • Counseling
    • Staff social workers available.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to community resources.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains vision science library for professionals and patients desiring access to holdings relevant to vision and eye conditions. Assistance available for visually impaired persons.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices. Provides low vision services for older adults with disabilities.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers low vision services for seniors.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training by independent contractors or by referral to appropriate agencies.
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