Welcome to the home of the
Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN).


Because we are visually impaired ourselves, we understand how large in area Houston is and that there are many people from across our great city who are visually impaired. Our goal when starting HAVIN was to try to make it a little smaller for us, at least once a year, for those of us who are visually impaired. To do this, we bring together the various support groups and nonprofit organizations that serve the visually impaired community and make up HAVIN to host at least one event a year, the annual Insight Expo. While its not practical to come to each of our group’s individual meetings, it is possible for us to come together for that one day a year and bring unity to our community. There are links to our “About Us” page above, and “Our Groups,” if you want to find out about our history, or to contact one of the groups that comprise HAVIN.

Please take the time to explore our web site and learn more about our organization.

There is also a menu above which allows you to find support groups or other organizations that serve our community, and we have contact information so that you can get in touch with somebody near you.

HAVIN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of various volunteer groups from across Houston that serve the information, resource, and support needs of the visually impaired. Our vision is to educate, provide peer support, and unify the visually impaired community in the Greater Houston area.


2021 HAVIN Insight Expo is Done!


We thank all of you who attended and took part in our inaugural virtual Insight Expo. It was also our first-ever international Insight Expo!


And, if you missed it, don’t worry; we have it recorded and it is available on our YouTube channel.

2021 Insight Expo


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @HAVINTX

Or through your local group or organization email list.




HAVIN is now Presenting Workshops on Zoom


And our next Zoom workshop is now set!

It’s that time of the year, when spring storms bring heavy downpours as well as flash flooding, and on June 1, the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins. So, the best thing we can do is be prepared to handle these situations. Join with us as we explore the best ways we can all get ready.


Topic: Get Ready! Emergency preparedness

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Time:     11 a.m. – Noon Central Time

Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting


We welcome our guest presenter, Deborah Nowinski. If you’ve not heard Deb talk about her passion, the weather, then you’re in for a treat.

She will go over items to help you prepare for the weather conditions that are regular major concerns for Houston, as well as Texas and the other Southern states.


Register below to attend


Register for the next HAVIN Zoom workshop (google.com)


Registration for this workshop will close at 5 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021.


*Note: if you have problems completing this registration form, there may be compatibility issues with your browser. You may wish to try completing it with a different browser.

If you continue to have problems, contact us by email:



Keep up with HAVIN

For the latest, up-to-date information about HAVIN and what we are doing, you can always come here to our official HAVIN web site

or you can also follow us at our social media outlets:


On Twitter and Instagram, follow us  @HAVINTX


Also, make sure to subscribe to the

HAVIN YouTube channel

to know when we post new videos and also check out several of our past Zoom workshops.



Watch any of these outlets for updated news when we have a rescheduled date for this year’s Insight Expo.


Hear how we began


If you would like to learn more and hear our president telling more about the formation of HAVIN, check out this interview with Chelsea Nguyen at Sight Into Sound studios.

Follow HAVIN on Social Media


We are on Twitter and Instagram: @HAVINTX


Also be sure to follow us on Facebook: (20+) Houston Area Visually Impaired Network – HAVIN | Facebook