April 8, 2014
Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) and Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Clovernook Center) announced that they have collaboratively agreed to consolidate four services that the organizations both separately provide to the Greater Cincinnati community.
The four services that are being consolidated include: Access Technology Training/Computer and Other Device, Orientation and Mobility Instruction, Social Services, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. Clients using these four services through Clovernook Center will now be provided services by CABVI, where the services will continue to be offered going forward.
This realignment between the organizations’ services is an outcome of a Strategic Partnership Agreement that CABVI and Clovernook Center entered into in February, 2012. This Agreement was designed to align, improve, and strengthen the services that the organizations collectively provide to the community, best meet the needs of the blind and visually impaired community, eliminate redundancy in services between the organizations, and make best use of resources and funding.
“Both CABVI and Clovernook Center are strong organizations that are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to people who are blind and visually impaired,” said John Mitchell, CEO of CABVI. “Because the incidence of blindness is relatively small, it makes sense to use our combined limited resources to provide the widest range of services, and this realignment allows us to do this.”
Clovernook Center’s Acting CEO, Chris Faust agrees. “By redistributing the services each organization offers to the community, both CABVI and Clovernook Center will each be able to more fully focus on the services they provide going forward. This will ensure that each organization offers the most useful, highest quality services.”
Individuals who use one or more of these services through Clovernook Center are being notified of this change in service providers. CABVI and Clovernook Center expect this transition to be completed by May 1st, 2014.