Jerry & Laura Hamlett, newlyweds
What is the Village?
THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN PIKE COUNTY...
on a hill in Pike County, Missouri the Village of the Blue Rose has a
magnificient panoramic view overlooking the Mississippi River. The property
is located on Highway 79 halfway between historic Clarksville and scenic
Louisiana, MO. The Village is open to the public and includes a restaurant,
bed and breakfast rooms, flea market, thrift and gift shop and our first
resident home, all with magnificent views of the river. We also have a
thrift, gift and collectible shop in Florissant, MO. All items are donated
by friends or made by our residents.
The Village of the Blue Rose is a nonprofit, nondenominational, Christian Community where adults with developmental disabilities live, learn and work in a loving family type environment. Through education, our special adults will develop in spirit, mind and body.
Our special adults, like blue roses, have unrivaled beauty. However, due to their fragile nature, they require a little extra care and encouragement. We hope that you will come to visit and see the beauty of our special adults and what can be accomplished with a little bit of love.
provide a complete living environment where our special adults are
to reach their full potential, enjoy a sense of fulfillment and independence
and live a full life surrounded by friends and loving caregivers. Our
residence affords supervised living that is appropriate for each person's
level of independence. We offer challenging employment where they earn
income to assist with their living expenses.
We will accomplish this by:
The Village Plan
Village of the Blue Rose opened its first resale shop in Florissant, Mo.
on December 4, 1992. Proceeds from the shop and other fund-raisers enabled
us to make a down payment on the property in Clarksville, MO. With the
assistance of our dedicated staff, volunteers and benefactors, the Village
has been able to build a home and shops at which our residents live and
Village of the Blue Rose relies on the support and generosity of our many
benefactors and the revenue from our own Village enterprises. We are forever
indebted to the individuals and the organizations that share our dream
of making the world a better place for the handicapped.