Two leading organizations supporting blind and visually impaired individuals have announced their intentions to work together in a historic partnership agreement. The Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) and Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired created this collaboration to optimize the use of community resources which support the health, welfare and independence of people who are blind and visually impaired.
Details of the agreement include co-promotion of both organizations, collaborative marketing efforts and joint representation in the media. In addition, the two organizations will work together on all initiatives pertaining to service provision and planning of services to meet the ongoing needs of people who have vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati Community.
"This is a very exciting time for both of our organizations," CABVI Executive Director John Mitchell said. "Through this partnership, we look forward to incorporating the extensive resources and support from both of our great organizations to better serve people who are blind and visually impaired within the commuity."
"We are looking forward to formalizing the cooperative relationship that already exists between the two organizations," Clovernook Center President and CEO Robin Usalis said. "Our combined efforts will enable our organizations to better the lives of countless more Greater Cincinnatians who are blind or visually impaired."
The agreement, which was signed Thursday, February 9th, is effective through December 31, 2013 after which progress will be assessed and a new agreement will be considered.