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.

General Information

General Information

All of us at The Carls Family Village are dedicated to providing you an excellent program with our wonderful staff.
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,  and consists of three buildings on the property: The Family Village, The Village Commons, and The Art Center.

The Family Village contains 12 suites (one suite per family). Air mattresses are available if needed. Sheets and towels are available to rent for $12 a set ($6-bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth; $6-top sheet, bottom sheet, pillow case). Pillows and blankets are provided, however, feel free to bring your own.

*Pack enough clothes for your stay as there are no public washers or dryers at the Village.*

Other suggested items to pack:
  • Poncho, umbrella or raincoat
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Laundry bag
  • Swimsuit & towels
  • Notebook & pens/pencils
  • Camera & film
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Shampoo & toiletries
Smoking is not permitted in the buildings and drugs and alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on the premises. Only working pets are allowed. All incoming and outgoing calls should be made from your own cellular device. Program fees include meals and accommodations. Transportation to and from the Village is not provided unless pre-arranged by the senior programs director.

Questions? Please contact:

Rental questions:  Maryann Muller, Facilities Coordinator

Summer Program questions:  Lexy Craig, Senior Programs Director
(email or text only),
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