Human Services

Rainbow Village Properties, Inc.

Neighborhood Homes for People with Developmental Disabilities

aka RBV   |   St. Louis, MO   |  www.rbvstl.org

Mission

Rainbow Village enriches the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. By meeting the essential needs of people with disabilities we are enhancing quality of lives – one home at a time.

Today, there is a critical need for residential placements for adults with developmental disabilities. More than 400 people are now living at home, in nursing homes, or substandard housing and are waiting for a quality home in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area alone. Rainbow Village's goal is to provide safe, affordable and accessible homes for as many people with developmental disabilities as possible.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Mike Rea

Main address

1240 Dautel Ln

St. Louis, MO 63146 USA

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EIN

68-0574765

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today, there is a critical need for residential placements for adults with developmental disabilities. More than 400 people are now living at home, in nursing homes, or substandard housing and are waiting for a quality home in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area alone. Rainbow Village's goal is to provide safe, affordable and accessible homes for as many people with developmental disabilities as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Neighborhood Homes

Rainbow Village is the only non-profit organization in the St. Louis area that focuses solely on providing safe, affordable, neighborhood homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our mission is to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently in affordable, accessible homes in their own communities. Rainbow Village’s 89 homes are located in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, the City of St. Louis, and Jefferson County.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities
Budget
$2,751,234

Our community center provides classroom space, a gymnasium, and a therapeutic pool that benefits hundreds of people with disabilities. Service agencies partner with Rainbow Village and utilize the facility for educational, vocational and life skills training. Several agencies use the heated pool for therapy and rehabilitation as well as swimming lessons. Our gymnasium is utilized by several adult and children’s groups for different activities, and is also used for resident dances, holiday events and workshops.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities
Budget
$400,000

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Program 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Neighborhood Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of our clients receive state aid in the form of SSI and medicaid waivers as a result of their disability.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Neighborhood Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As we purchase new homes and are able to help more individuals our client base grows on average of 10 per year.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Neighborhood Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of our clients were living with aging parents, in substandard housing or nursing facilities. We provide safe, affordable, accessible, long term houses they call homes of their own.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Neighborhood Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We offer an array of residential living options that are tailored to the person’s needs and capacities, allowing complete autonomy for our residents.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Rainbow Village currently owns and maintains 89 homes,

Our model finds safe, suitable homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, purchases and customizes the houses to enable these citizens to live in a home of their own. Rainbow Village homes are outfitted with all the necessary safety and environmental modifications for the individuals to live safely, with long term low costs, and customized with financial support to fit their capabilities. We include all required maintenance so our residents live worry free. The Rainbow Village model is recognized by the federal government for economical and safe housing, allowing these citizens to beneficially participate in society.

Most of our residents come from the lowest socioeconomic levels. Many of the individuals we serve are wards of the state or serve as their own guardians. Our residents qualify for Medicaid Waivers and receive social security income for the disabled to pay their living expenses. Each Rainbow Village home purchase is unique, based on the location and the needs of the residents, and the amount of rent they can afford from their limited social security incomes for the disabled.<br/><br/>Our model allows the residents to be able to live in an affordable house that will be monitored and renovated as needed, so they can age in-place in a neighborhood home that meets their needs. The house will then be able to operate on budget. These residents and their loved ones can be assured that they will have a home to call their own and their families will have peace of mind.<br/><br/>Today there is an identified population of more than 4,000 adult-children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in nursing homes or living with parents over the age of 65 in the State of Missouri. Rainbow Village's mission is to serve this fragile population by insuring they have a proper and well managed home of their own thereby enhancing the quality of their lives, integrating them into communities, and reducing the number of those on the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan region wait list.

All of our properties are continuously monitored by our Property Manager and the three maintenance supervisors. Each home is fully evaluated on a bi-annual basis. In addition to promptly responding to maintenance requests, much regular preventative maintenance is done including pest control, carpet cleaning, and spring and fall HVAC system checks.<br/><br/>Our success can be measured by the requests we get for more Rainbow Village home form the various support service agencies with whom we partner. During the past 4 years we have had 6 new agencies requesting our services based upon our successful partnering with other agencies. We are very proud of our 75 Rainbow Village Homes and the safety and security we offer our residents.

The concept for Rainbow Village (RBV) began in the mid-1960s with several families who wanted to provide suitable residential settings for people with developmental disabilities—to help improve the quality of their lives. Most importantly, the founding families wanted to ensure that their children had a home and care once they could no longer provide it for them. The only option for families at that time was a nursing home or rehabilitation center. By 1978, seven group homes, the Wolff Community Center, and a Respite Care Center were opened on nine acres of land in St. Louis County. The success of that initial program led to expansion of neighborhood homes throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County and St. Louis City. From there our program began to grow. We've recently experienced substantial growth with the purchase and modification of 20 houses in the past 24 months, providing forever homes for an additional 60 individuals in the St. Louis Community bringing our total number to 330+ residents. Most of our residents come from the lowest socioeconomic levels and are wards of the state or are their own guardians. These individuals desire and are able to live with some degree of independence in houses located in neighborhoods. Our residents are proud to live as independently as possible, enjoying their own homes and yards. And, they enjoy being part of a community—sometimes for the first time ever in their lives. We are changing lives - one home at a time!

Financials

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Rainbow Village Properties, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jake McDonald

CRG Real Estate

Term: 2018 - 2020

Marcus Adrian

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Jessica Erfling

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Kevin Gunn

Paladin Energy Strategies

Jeff Wojciechowski

Cushman & Wakefield

Joan Perry

Central Bank of St. Louis

Julie Devine

Ogletree, Deakins, & Nash

Scott Welz

Wells Fargo Advisors

Cathy Ash

Emerson

Chris Barbour

TCG Services, LLC

A. Van Brokaw

Washington University in St. Louis

Beth Bushke

MasterCard Worldwide

James Fogle

Thompson Coburn, LLP

Denny Hayden

DH Custom Homes

Ed Hennessey

Non-Profit Advisor

Merrilee Hertlein

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Jarrad Holst

Riezman Berger, P.C.

Ken Morris

US Bank

Lindsey Niemeier

Aon Hewitt

Molly Tallarico

Community Advocate

Matthew Thayer

Ameren UE

Nancy Tice

Non-Profit Advisor

Ramona Tumblin-Rucker

BJC Campus Renewal

Thomas Vandiver

SNR Denton

Frank Wilson

Washingon University in St. Louis

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/28/2019

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Keywords

Providing homes for the individuals with developmental disabilities.