Crozet, Virginia, United States
- Last updated: January 15, 2019 (1 second ago)
- Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Lifesharing Community with adults with Intellectual Disabilities on a 550 acre farm in Central Virginia.
Our volunteer “staff,” many of whom come from overseas, work and live together with coworkers, helping with their personal care, running a household, and working in the workstations. We ask for a one-year minimum commitment from volunteers, and offer room, board and a monthly stipend.
Innisfree is a registered nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors. There is an executive director and two assistant directors. There are many decisions of daily life that are made by consensus, but there are also certain decisions made by the board or the director. We are not an egalitarian community, and our mission is to create and support a life of respect, empowerment, and creativity for persons with special needs.
If interested in becoming a volunteer, please write for more information. Visitors are welcome if arrangements are made in advance.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1971
- Start Living Together: 1971
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.innisfreevillage.org/
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.innisfreevillage.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnisfreeVillage/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/InnisVillage?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
- Other social: https://www.linkedin.com/company/innisfree-village
- Contact Name: Nancy Chappell
- Phone: 434-823-5400
- Community Address:
5505 Walnut Level Rd
Crozet, Virginia, 22932-1633
- Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
- Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
- Identified Leader: Yes
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Some consensus, also an Executive Director, and a Board of Directors
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Additional Comments:
Caregivers(Volunteers) receive a monthly stipend
Everyone participates in workstations
Volunteers do not provide a fee, but Coworkers must be able to provide monthly tuition and a lump sum to a capital building fund.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Gym or sports area, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
community lunches are vegetarian but breakfast and dinner in homes is up to the cook
No smoking in any buildings or cars
No illegal drugs anywhere on our property
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Community Plan
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
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Service, disabilities, lifesharing