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.


2022 HAVIN Insight Expo!


Wow! What a blast that was!

We greatly enjoyed the folks who joined us for our 2022 HAVIN Insight Expo. If you missed it, or if you would like to revisit any part of it, the video is now posted on our

YouTube page.

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 now Presenting Workshops on Zoom




As we just completed our 2022 HAVIN Insight Expo, we are taking some time off and suspending our regular monthly Zoom workshops. However, beginning in August, these will resume as we continue to bring quality programming to you.


If you missed it, our most recent HAVIN workshop was simply called What’s Cookin’. In that workshop, blind professional chef Bongee Boyce III joined with HAVIN to present a workshop on his craft. Bongee began by presenting cooking tips that you won’t want to miss, along with preparing a favorite dish of his. You can

watch this

on our YouTube channel. While you’re there, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future content.



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