Neosho Lions Club helps place Leader Dogs with the blind and visually impaired in our area.
Leader Dogs for the Blind was founded by three Lions Clubs members in 1939. They provide guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life.
Each year, over 270 clients attend the 26-day residential training to be paired with a guide dog.
In addition to the guide dog program, they offer programs that enhance a person's independence in other ways, including orientation and mobility training. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-Blind students to work with guide dogs.
Neosho Lions Club donations help keep Leader Dog services free of charge including room and board and travel to the training facility.