Safe, affordable, accessible, and well-maintained neighborhood homes.

Through donations, compassion, and commitment, we’re proud to be the provider of choice for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Founded in 1973, we now serve 304 residents in 89 customized Promise Community houses. Welcome home!


A Special Announcement:
Michael Rea, Executive Director, Retiring

After 13 years of service, a doubling of our property portfolio, and statewide leadership in Missouri’s intellectual/developmental disabilities advocacy community, Michael Rea has announced his intention to retire as Executive Director of Rainbow Village on December 31, 2020. 

In a statement, Eileen Cole, President of the Board of Directors said, “The accomplishments listed above cannot adequately describe Mike’s immeasurable impact. The Board of Directors is grateful for his faithful service and that Mike has committed to assisting with our search, the onboarding, and transition.” 

Join Us In Creating Welcoming Homes...

We are a nonprofit in the St. Louis area here to help answer “what’s next?” for adults with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). In our region alone, hundreds of people with disabilities are waiting to leave institutions, substandard housing, nursing homes, or homes of an aging parents. Your support means they have access to a safe, affordable neighborhood home of their own.

Answering What’s Next

Parents and caregivers tell us that they are always thinking, “what’s next?”. “How will my loved one have a welcome place in the community for their lifetime?”…

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Donor and Volunteer - Jake M.
Rainbow Village serves two constituent groups equally – both the disabled and their families. The homes provide the ability to live and belong in community, and thereby enrich the lives of its residents. In turn, providing a safe and happy place to live gives their loved ones peace of mind and freedom of their own. As someone with a developmentally disabled family member, I understand the substantial benefits. By supporting this organization, I’m helping to create and maintain the home and community environment that means so much to so many.
Sister of a Resident Living in a Rainbow Village Community Home
My sister lived with our parents until our mom was unable to care for her anymore due to illness. At that time, the only place for my sister to live was in a habilitation center. I was referred to a support agency, and together we approached Rainbow Village to find a community home for my sister and some roommates. Rainbow Village was able to find a great home in a safe community for the residents and her whole attitude has changed. I noticed t she smiles more and is able to do things we take for granted (i.e. can go to the kitchen and get food when she wants to). The home is great and beautifully maintained. The neighbors even comment that it is one of the best looking homes in the neighborhood. I am very pleased that Rainbow Village provides a safe, comfortable and affordable home in the community for my sister, for the rest of her life.
Mary T, Dir. Of Residential Services, St. Louis Arc (Agency Partner)
Rainbow Village works on making the homes look inviting and run smoothly by performing day to day maintenance to ensure that everything works properly and meets the needs of the residents.
James Fogle, RBV Board of Directors
Rainbow Village allows its residents to have a real home in the community with a family of friends, which many of us take for granted.

Becoming a Resident

Rainbow Village owns and maintains homes customized for adults with I/DD. Please note that the qualification process and all supportive services are managed separately.

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