CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF HELEN KELLER

(HOUSTON, TX) – In Honor of Helen Keller’s life and legacy, Volunteers of America Texas is making sure those in the deaf and blind community in Houston have the support they need to enjoy a great quality of life.

Helen Keller, was a strong advocate for individuals in this population and with proper supports, she became the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was an author, political activist and lecturer who traveled all over the world. She made extraordinary strides at a time when women could not even vote.

It is because of her advocacy and courage that today many deaf and blind individuals can be active members of their communities. Despite this fact, many families with children or adults who are deaf and blind don’t know of the resources in the community. This event is to expand their knowledge and celebrate a great leader. Please join us!

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: VOA Texas Yale Street Empowerment Center
4808 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77018

Vendors Include:

Maximus

Amerigroup

United Health Care

Molina

Deaf Blind Multi handicapped Association of Texas

Touch Base Day Program

Camp Summit

Houston Independent Living Center

Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) Deaf Blind Children Services

HHSC Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities Services Program

HHSC Employment Services

Texas Workforce Commission

Disability Rights

Deaf Blind Camp of TX

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Helen Keller National Center

I-CAN Connect

Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church

Consolidated Planning Group

Greater Houston Disability Chamber of Commerce

Communication Axcess Ability Group

Connect Dental Specialist

About Volunteers of America and Volunteers of America Texas

Volunteers of America Texas, a ministry of service dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. We provide substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery, housing assistance, re-entry programs for those transitioning from prison, employment and disabilities services. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, we’ve been making a difference for those who need the most help in Texas for more than 100 years.

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