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.

Support the Village

Donate to The Carls Family Village

As primary source of funding is private donations and gifts, every dollar counts. We invite you to help us honor the past and define the future of The Holley Institute. Your donation will make many dreams come true for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.
Questions Regarding Donations? Please Contact:
President Ardis Gardella via email:

Add A Brick to our Commemorative Entrance

The commemorative entrance leading to The Carls Family Village features a central stone surrounded by commemorative brick pavers that may be engraved to memorialize and/or honor family members and friends. Funds raised by the sale of brick pavers will support The Carls Family Village and its programs for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing.

Your personal message becomes a lasting gift and part of The Carls Family Village's history. 

Donate by Mail

Please print our donation form (below) and send completed form via mail with your check or credit card information to:
The Holley Institute
Boll Progessional Bldg. One, Suite 223
22151 Moross Road
Detroit, MI 48236-2172

Donate Online

Because The Holley Institute is part of St. John Providence,
it is best for all online donations to be made through the
St. John Providence Foundation

Please be sure to indicate that your donation is for “The Holley Institute.”
Use the link below to get to the online donation form. When you complete your donation, click "Submit" and you are ALL DONE!


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