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. And, we have grown to do more than that today. 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.


Our mission is to provide training, education, workshops, seminars, and mentorship to the visually impaired Community,  providing skills and resources to help individuals live full and independent lives.



Latest News from HAVIN

Did you know that HAVIN now has An office at the MMSC?



Our organization continues to expand the ways we can best serve our community. The latest way we are doing this is by having a physical office space.

Effective Sept. 1, we are now the official occupants of office #180 at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W. Gray Street. We are still setting up the office with supplies, but once that’s up and going, we will begin by staffing the office one day a week. We  will also offer two classes per quarter. There are so many opportunities that we will have to better bring unity to our community once we can begin physical operations. Stay tuned for updates on this news through your local group or organization, as well as this web site or our social media pages. We’re excited and hope you are, too!


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @HAVINTX
Our web site: www.havintx.org
Or through your local group or organization email list.


HAVIN is continuing to Present Workshops on Zoom


It’s time to get back in the swing of things. We’re back with a fun and interactive workshop that we hope will entertain you. Join HAVIN from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. We will have interaction with attendees and want to hear from you on what you want to see us present for future workshops. Then we will play some games and socialize.

So, make plans to join us.

Register for the next HAVIN Zoom workshop


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