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.

Staff Orientation

Staff Orientation 

Lexy Craig, Senior Programs Director, Program Director
This intense, three-day staff training, mandatory for all program staff hired to work at the Carls Family Village during the 2017 summer season, includes instruction in CPR and water safety as well as appropriate staff policies, procedures and guidelines. 

For more information, please email Lexy Craig, Senior Programs Director, at

Program Fee: Meals and lodging for those attending the Staff Orientation are free.

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