Guild members sit together on the New Orleans streetcar

Guild members sit together on the New Orleans streetcar Movement exercises with Raphael Academy students

That Good May Become

Supporting differently-abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community.

Community Announcements

Now Open!

Registration and Sponsorships

We’re excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for our 9th Annual Tennis & Pickleball Fun-Raiser! Dates are November 2-4, 2023. Click below to register and see our sponsorship opportunities

2022-23 Annual Giving Campaign

Seeds for Renewal

Raphael Village is celebrating a decade of service to our community, and can’t wait to see what springs from this next phase of growth. Can we count on your support?

More information our 2022-23 Giving Campaign here.

2023-24 Admissions is Rolling!

Schedule a Private Tour to chat with Guild faculty about our work readiness curriculum, learn more about our arts programming, and see us in action.

RSVP at [email protected] or at 504-524-5955.

Read Our Annual Report!

Learn more about what we have achieved during the last year in the most current version of La Lumière, our annual report.

What is Raphael Village?

Raphael Village

Raphael Village is an Affiliate Member of the Camphill Association of North America. We are a non-profit organization comprised of three programs—Raphael Academy, The Guild, and The Hearth—that aid differently-abled individuals in leading purposeful and enriching lives. We provide educational, vocational, and social inclusion support for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We support our students’ and members’ unique unfolding so that they may be actively engaged in life and community.

Raphael Academy

Raphael Academy is a state-licensed school for students in grades 9-12 with developmental disabilities. We are the only Curative Waldorf-inspired school in New Orleans dedicated to understanding and nurturing the varied abilities of all our special needs students.

Guild member displays her completed weaving

The Guild

The Guild is a day program for differently-abled individuals aged eighteen and older. Our day program provides members with continued academic education, as well as the vocational, social, and life skills necessary to lead full and purposeful lives in our community.

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The Hearth

The Hearth is our future network of residential homes where adults with disabilities and their caregivers will cooperatively live together in a life-sharing community. We expect The Hearth to have established its first home by 2023.