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
United Health Care
Deaf Blind Multi handicapped Association of Texas
Touch Base Day Program
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
Deaf Blind Camp of TX
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Helen Keller National Center
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.