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What is the Village?


Perched 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 Name

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.


We provide a complete living environment where our special adults are encouraged 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:

  • Focusing on what our special adults can do, not their limitations
  • Providing a community where they can develop friendships, work together and share life experiences.

The Village Plan

The 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 work.

Our aim is to provide residential capacity for 20 to 25 special adults and several businesses where our residents can interact with the public and achieve a life of dignity and responsibility. We have a master plan that defines the general layout of the Village. Our objective is to build one house or shop per year.


The 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.

Our accomplishments to date have been achieved mainly through volunteers.. As we begin full-time operations, it is necessary to employ caregivers and other staff. Our Board of Directors (all volunteers) reviews the Village budget monthly to insure that all proceeds are directed to provide for the care and well being of our residents.




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