Yellow House Community (YHC) is an intentional residential community located in the walkable village of Middlebury,  Vermont based at 29 Seminary Street.  The property houses two dwellings, the historic Yellow House and the fully renovated Carriage Barn.

YHC provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with safe, residential family households, meaningful vocation, and the support to continue developing skills, interests, and relationships. Yellow House provides day programming and assistance with community-based employment and integration for its residents.

Yellow House Is A Community Within The Community

Our supportive family environment encourages and celebrates the unique abilities of every individual with the intention of providing a meaningful adult life for all of our residents and staff.   Our culture is one of deep respect,   kindness,  love,   and fun.


YHC was founded in 2019 by two families planning for the future of their adult children with special needs.  YHC has become an opportunity to design a future for these young adults that is full of love,   joy,  and purpose and that extends beyond what families can offer in their homes and after they are no longer alive.  YHC recognizes that this is a concern of many families presented with similar circumstances.

YHC founders and staff believe the solution exists in community – both in the community of Middlebury, Vermont to which both founding families are physically and emotionally connected and invested – and also in the creation of another community within Middlebury where adults with special needs live, work, and play side-by-side with individuals and families who are dedicated to creating and sharing this experience. Beyond the house, we have developed and continue to develop productive relationships with many local organizations.