therapeutic residence, nestled in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the hamlets of Hardwick. Heartbeet includes adults with developmental disabilities and interweaves the social, artistic, and agricultural realms for the healing and renewing of our society and the earth. It is a community where everyone, regardless of ability, can find meaning, dignity and reverence for life.
Community members live and support each other, in beautiful, extended family households, forming a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique abilities and potential. Long term co-workers, adults with developmental disabilities and volunteers who come for a year of service, or more learn, play, and work together. Community members care for and grow with one another, celebrating the myriad of joys and challenges of life.
Today Heartbeet is 54 community members living in 6 lifesharing home on a property in the Hardwick area, on over 100 acres of biodynamically stewarded land. Heartbeet hosts community-oriented cultural events within the northeast kingdom of Vermont in the Community Center and Sophia Hall. Community members find artistic exploration in the areas of felting, fiber arts, paper making, woodworking, and other seasonal opportunities that allow each person to develop and explore a medium for personal artisanship. Heartbeet is vibrant, multicultural and is poised to flourish while carrying the flame of the Camphill movement into the future.