This is the official HAVIN logo, with blue letters that spell the acronym HAVIN, and it is encircled by a yellow halo-like band. In black, there are the words "Houston Area Visually Impaired Network" underneath it, and the braille letters for HAVIN above the logo.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 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.

 

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.

 

HAVIN in the Community

Come out and see us at the following events. HAVIN will be an exhibitor at the upcoming events in the last months of 2018.

 

  1. The American Council of the Blind of Texas state convention

Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22

Marriott Westchase

2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042

 

  1. Disability Pride and Unity Kickoff

Saturday, Sept. 28

Metropolitan Multi Service Center

1475 West Gray, Houston TX 77019

 

  1. Houston White Cane Safety Day

Thursday, Oct. 18

Houston City Hall

901 Bagby, Houston TX 770

 

  1. The National Federation of the Blind of Texas state convention

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 – Sunday, Nov. 11

Radisson Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek

2540 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX  76106

 

Y’all make sure to stop by the HAVIN table and say howdy!

 

Follow HAVIN on Social Media

 

We are on Twitter and Instagram: @HAVINTX

 

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/havintx