The Holley Institute owns and operates The Carls Family Village at De Sales Center which has offered educational and recreational programs for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing since 1996.
During the summer months and other times throughout the year, The Holley Institute offers quality programs for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing people and their families. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales use the facilities in June for the Salesian Leadership Camp. When not used for these events, the facilities are available for rent by other nonprofit organizations for retreats and workshops.
De Sales Center is situated on 214-acres of quiet woodland in the Irish Hills of Michigan, overlooking beautiful Vineyard Lake. The Holley Institute owns and manages three buildings on the property: The Family Village, Village Commons and the Art Center. The Oblates operate Lawrence Lodge, Sacred Heart of Jesus the Catholic Chapel, Vineyard Cabin, the Novitiate, and the hermitages.
The Holley Institute has recently become part of Alliance3, a partnership between The Holley Institute, Michigan Ear Institute, and Lakeshore Ear Nose and Throat that broadens the scope and services available to those we serve.