Holley Institute Family Village

Through education, recreation and therapy, The Holley Institute's Family Village Programs strengthen the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, hard of hearing and their families, enhance their communication skills and empower them to adjust to a hearing world.

More specifically, the Carls Family Village offers literacy education for families with Deaf children, youth leadership and art initiatives for Deaf and hard of hearing students, self-advocacy workshops for Deaf-Blind adults and classes in American Sign Language (ASL).

What is Carls Family Village?

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The Holley Institute owns and operates the Carls Family Village, which has offered educational and recreational programs for the Deaf and hard of hearing since 1996.

The Carls Family Village is located on Lake Vineyard in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan.  It is comprised of the Family Residence, the Village Commons and the Village Art Center.  The Family Residence contains 12 bedroom suites, a kitchen, meeting room and gathering space.

It is fully equipped with assistive devices for the Deaf and hard of hearing.  The Village Commons houses executive offices, a theater, dining room and a large educational kitchen.  The Village Art Center contains facilities for teaching, producing and exhibiting the visual arts that are so important to the Deaf and hard of hearing.  All accommodations and facilities at the Family Village were designed with the special needs of the Deaf in mind.

2017 The Carls Family Village Programs

  • Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30: Spectrum Gathering II
  • Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7: Literacy Week
  • Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14: Family Week One
  • Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21: Family Week Two
  • Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28: ACORN: Art and Drama Week
  • Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4: ASL Week
  • Wednesday, August 9 - Sunday, August 13: DeafBlind Workshop
  • Sunday, August 13 - Friday, August 18: Volunteers Week


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