About The Hearth
The Hearth will be a residential community where individuals with disabilities live alongside and share their lives with homemakers and co-workers, in a nurturing home-like setting focused on mutual understanding and personal growth.
Unlike traditional group home settings where rotating staff filter in and out of the homes, Hearth homes will be run as a small family-style home with live-in homemakers, support staff, and approximately three to four differently-abled individuals. Homemakers will provide a stable, healing environment for The Hearth’s residents to flourish throughout adulthood.
Raphael Village currently has two vacant lots near its Town Center that will serve as the locations of The Hearth’s first homes.
Mission + Vision
The Hearth will be the next extension of Raphael Village’s commitment to creating a lifelong, loving, and holistic community for differently-abled individuals. The addition of The Hearth is rooted in the Camphill movement’s concept of life-sharing — this residential community will provide a setting where people with and without disabilities choose to live together in a mutually supportive environment and accompany each other through life.
The Hearth is a vital component of the urban village we envision for Raphael Village, one where individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities are able to be present, active, and engaged within the community through the arts, service, work, and daily life.
Our Work in Progress
View the location of the future homes that will make up The Hearth at Raphael Village.
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