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.

Volunteer Week

Volunteer Week

Sunday, August 12 - Friday, August 17, 2017

Program Director: Paul Kuplicki
At the end of our long summer program, the facilities at The Carls Family Village have to be prepared for fall rental season. Volunteers are essential to the effort, where includes indoor and outdoor work.  

Volunteers are asked to do 4-5 hours worth of work each day.

The rest of the day is up to the volunteers, who can enjoy the lake, interacting with other volunteers and recreational activities.

Meals and lodging are free.

The program is open to Deaf and hearing adults, age 18 and older.

For more information or to check availability, please contact Paul Kuplicki at 

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