Support Groups Near You

Call the number of an NDAB member listed below to locate the one-on-one support you or a family member have been seeking or to learn about living with sight loss from our point of view.

If you have vision loss, then it is often good for you to join a support group. Spending time with others who know and understand the struggles of sight loss and blindness will help you accept and adjust to your life. There are several support groups that meet together monthly across the state. Below is a list of meeting times and who to contact for details. Please note that some of the groups below are not affiliated with NDAB, and you do not need to be a member to take part in any of these groups.


The Eat and Meet Group gather the third Wednesday of the month during the summer at various restaurants in the Bismarck-Mandan area at 6 PM.
Contact Pat Otto,701-426-5619 for details.

Devils Lake

Contact Carol Schmitt, 701-662-3363 or


Contact Lexee Steffan,


The Insight Support Group meets the first Saturday of the month (Sept. -May) at the Northport Branch Library, 2714 Broadway N from 10:30 AM until noon. Come for the coffee and cookies, stay for the fellowship and good humor.

Contact Allan Peterson, 701-282-4644 or for details.

The FM Vision Group meets the third Wednesday of the month for lunch, locations vary, from 11:00-1:00 PM. Join our email list!

Contact Vince Ulstad, 701-238-4251 or for details.

Grand Forks

The Vision Loss Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Grand Forks Senior Service Center 620 4th Ave S from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Contact Pam Haus, 701-795-2719 or for details.


The Vision Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the cafeteria at The James River Senior Center 419 5th St NE. They do not meet during the winter months.

Contact Aileen Astrup, 701-952-1976 or James Drew, 701-253-6352 or for details.


Contact Trampes Brown, 701-389-7982or


Contact Loris Van Berkom 774-3399, or