About Heartbeet Lifesharing

Heartbeet is a vibrant Lifesharing Camphill community and licensed therapeutic residence, nestled in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the hamlets of Hardwick. Heartbeet includes adults with developmental disabilities and interweaves the social, artistic, and agricultural realms for the healing and renewing of our society and the earth. It is a community where everyone, regardless of ability, can find meaning, dignity and reverence for life.

Community members live and support each other, in beautiful, extended family households, forming a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique abilities and potential. Long term co-workers, adults with developmental disabilities and volunteers who come for a year of service, or more learn, play, and work together. Community members care for and grow with one another, celebrating the myriad of joys and challenges of life.

Our anthroposophical foundation manifests itself in the recognition that each human being comprises a body, soul and spirit, and that each of these aspects has the capacity to grow. We recognize that we can actively support each other on our inner journeys by the ways we live, learn and work together.


Today Heartbeet is 54 community members living in 6 lifesharing home on a property in the Hardwick area, on over 100 acres of biodynamically stewarded land. Heartbeet hosts community-oriented cultural events within the northeast kingdom of Vermont in the Community Center and Sophia Hall. Community members find artistic exploration in the areas of felting, fiber arts, paper making, woodworking, and other seasonal opportunities that allow each person to develop and explore a medium for personal artisanship. Heartbeet is vibrant, multicultural and is poised to flourish while carrying the flame of the Camphill movement into the future.


General Fund
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Manage Project Gaps For Capital Campaigns
Provide Flexibility In Future Planning
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Gifts Of Time
Gifts Of Securities
Legacy Giving

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The current global pandemic of COVID-19 has left no one untouched. Heartbeet’s primary responsibility is to keep our community safe. 

All visits at Heartbeet must be arranged in advance and  all visitors must adhere to the following;

  • In addition to parents, guardians and siblings, others- relatives and friends- may now visit regardless of vaccination status.
  • While visiting Heartbeet, unvaccinated visitors are encouraged to remain outdoors, where there is no requirement for masks or social distancing. Indoors, unvaccinated visitors must wear masks and maintain a 6 foot social distance. 
  • Vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask or social distance while indoors. Vaccinated visitors may visit communal areas and join in meals. 
  • Those with symptoms of any kind must postpone visiting Heartbeet until they are symptom free. 


Upon arriving for a visit, visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. Those with symptoms may not visit. The screening includes the following;

  • Temperature Check
  • Answering the Vermont Department of Health screening questionnaire.


Q: How do I schedule a visit?

A: Please contact the householder of the individual you wish to visit. 

Q: Can I bring a gift or other items for the person I am visiting? 

A: Yes! Gifts are welcomed.

Q: Can I hug the person I am visiting?

A:  Yes

Heartbeet will make regular updates in accordance with policy updates from  DAIL (Department of Aging and Independent Living), the Vermont DOH (Department of Health), and Governor Scott. We look forward to re-opening when it is safe for everyone.