Encouragement and support for the deaf community

The Deaf Community

Deaf communitySign language enables the Deaf to communicate with one another and the hearing. It is also the third most commonly used language in the United States.

The Holley Institute offers classes in American Sign Language at several locations throughout the metro-Detroit area including, St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, and Providence Park Hospital in Novi. A 10 week class is offered that will give students an introduction to the fundamentals of American Sign Language which include: vocabulary, sentence structuring, facial expressions, grammar, and finger spelling. More intensive classes are available at the Holley Family Village.

ASL at the Red Wings

ASL at WingsKathryn Kinville of The Holley Institute had the opportunity to sign the National Anthem on November 12, 2011 at the Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings hockey game. What a great honor! Even better, a portion of ticket proceeds from the night benefited the Institute, which serves those who are deaf or hearing impaired. More than 100 supporters of The Holley Institute attended the game and had a great time. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Stars website: www.stars.nhl.com


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