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Holley Ear Institute

Holley Family Village

22151 Moross Road
Professional Building One, Suite 223
Detroit, MI 48236-2172
(313) 343-3165 (V); (313) 343-8789 TTY;

Mission: To assist the Deaf, Deaf/Blind and hard of hearing and provide services and programs aimed at improving their quality of life.

Financial Assistance: St. John Health Hospitals have programs to assist patients who are uninsured or cannot afford medical care. Our programs include sliding scale discounts, financial assistance for those who meet income requirements and referrals to federally funded programs. For more information about these programs at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, call 1-313-343-3322.

Funding: The Holley Ear Institute is primarily funded by private contributions. The Institute owns and operates the Holley Family Village in Brooklyn, Michigan. St. John Hospital and Medical Center provides office space and a small operating budget for the Institute’s Center for Communication Excellence. The interest from our endowment partially supports our summer programs.

Eligibility: Income requirements not specified.

Through education, recreation and therapy, the Holley Ear 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 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).

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