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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired



July 2024

*** Friendly reminder, the agency will be closed July 4th & July 5th… in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen July 8th. ***

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We missed a couple of items in our last email...


GDABVI Family/Friends Support Group

July 11th: 6:30PM

This group is for those of you that have a family member/friend who is blind/visually impaired. It takes place VIA zoom, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. If you would like to participate call 313-591-3786 or email

This month's theme is "Men's Health Day!", and this day will be dedicated to the men.

Computer Lab

If you would like to sharpen up your computer skills. GDABVI Computer Lab is open, Tuesdays & Fridays… 10AM-2PM. To RSVP Call Priscilla at 313-591-3791.


For more information or to RSVP for activities and events call 313-591-3786.

Some additional information...


Important Information

If you want to become a client, contact Malaika English to complete your intake process.


If you want to be a part of activities/outreach, contact KaShonia Graham.

Our Staff

If you are looking for information. You will find the following contacts helpful.


Jim Smock… Executive Director: 313-591-3794

Malaika English… Community Health Worker: 313-591-3790

Priscilla Miley… Program Manager: 313-591-3791

Aya Beyduon… Program Director: 313-591-3793

KaShonia Graham… Outreach Engagement Specialist: 313-591-3786

Thanks, and we look forward to serving you at GDABVI. Let us help you get to your “LIFE BEYOND SIGHT”!!!

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