Creating New Worlds for Children and Adults with Deafness, Hearing and Vision Loss
The Holley Institute, founded in 1993, is devoted to serving the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard  of Hearing.

The Institute is closely affiliated with St. John Hospital & Medical Center and has two facilities. The Center for Communication Excellence located in St. John Hospital & Medical Center serves as the hub for the Institute. It is here that we screen all newborns for hearing loss, set up ASL classes in all of St. John/Providence hospitals, and advocate for the Deaf, in particular our Deaf patients. During the winter and spring months our Program Director organizes all summer programs here at the Center.

The Carls Family Village is our other facility. It is here that we carry out all of our summer programs and take rental requests for the building outside of our programs.

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Use the form below to send us any general inquiries.

If you require reservations, please follow the links under the "Forms and Fees" section of this site.
If you need more information on reservations, please fill out the form below.

The Carls Family Village
1142 Ventura Drive
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230-9078
517 592 6283 (Voice)
517 592 2389 (Fax)
313 332 4953 (VP SJHMC)

Lexy Craig, Senior Programs Director

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1142 Ventura Drive
 Brooklyn, Michigan 49230-9078


The Carls Family Village and De Sales Center are located at the end of Daugherty Rd.
Daugherty intersects M-50 north-west of US-12 and southeast of the town of Brooklyn.
From the Detroit area, take I-94 west or US-23 south to US-12. Travel west on US 12 for 35 minutes, turn right on M-50 and turn right on Daugherty Rd. If you drive into Brooklyn, you missed Daugherty Rd.
From the Toledo area, travel north on US-23 to M-50 (Dundee). Turn left on M-50 and travel west until you pass US-12. Stay on M-50, but start watching for Daugherty Rd. Turn right on Daugherty Rd. If you drive into Brooklyn, you missed Daugherty Rd.
From Chicago and Lansing, travel east on I-94, past Jackson and to US-127 and head south (toward Hudson). Take US-127 to M-50 east. Travel east on M-50, go through the towns of Napoleon and Brooklyn and turn left on Daugherty Rd. If you come to US-12, you missed Daugherty Rd.
The Carls Family Village is approximately 50 miles from Toledo, Lansing and Detroit Metropolitan Airport and 200 miles from Chicago.

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