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.


Family Week Two

Family Week Two

Deaf or Hard of Hearing children between the ages of 1 - 7
Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Emma Crawford
Co-Director

"I have been both a camper and counselor at The Carls Family Village for numerous years. It’s been a huge part of my life and helped me grow in so many ways. I have a great passion for helping bring families closer together and to see their bonds becomes stronger.

I am currently in my last year of college, studying for a BA in Psychology and Family and Child Studies from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

In my free time, I love to travel all over the world in and meet the new people from a variety of cultures. I also have an obsession with books and films; I can't get enough of them!” 

Paul Kozak
Co-Director

"The Carls Family Village has always been a destination for my summer since I was about 7 years old. I came with my parents and my hearing little sister. When I became older, I became a staff member for the many different kinds of programs we have here. Family Weeks have been always my favorite program. The Family Weeks bring different families to the Village, I have developed cherished memories that will be always part of my life, and one of my goals is to give that back to you. Give you and your family cherished memories of your time here at Carls Family Village.”

"I am currently attending my last year at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. I am going to completed my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work courses, and I will be continue my general requirements to graduate in December 2017. Last summer I traveled to Poland and France and this spring I will be traveling to Spain. What awesome experiences!"

"When I'm not at the Village for the summertime, I love to travel to different cities in North America, to visit the different ballparks in Major League with my dad, or my friends. I have been to 14 different ballparks; planning on going to two or three more this summer!" 

Program Presenter: Debbie Mitre-Smith, MA

Program Description: Educator and advocate Debbie Mitre-Smith of Madonna University will lead the parents' morning sessions, which will focus on the basics of the Individualized Education Program - or IEP - and the IEP process. Related topics that will be covered during the week include school resources, services and concerns. 
Note: Parents must bring their child's IEP with them to the program as it will relate to the sessions' activities. 


Program Fee: $225 per adults, $125 per child

To register: Complete the registration form and mail with your $150 non-refundable deposit.
Made payable to the Holley Family Village. Scholarships available. 
 


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