Welcome to L’Arche USA

Founded by Jean Vanier in France in 1964, L’Arche communities bear witness to the reality that persons with intellectual disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship. We make explicit the dignity of every human being by building inclusive communities of faith and friendship where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. L’Arche USA exists to strengthen our local communities, welcome more people into our life and work, engage in advocacy on behalf of those often on the margins of society, and to raise awareness of the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities.  Learn more about Who We Are

Open Positions

People of all ages and from all walks of life come together to make L’Arche communities vibrant places of welcome and belonging. L’Arche is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

L’Arche Cleveland – House Leader (2 positions open)
L’Arche Clinton
(Iowa) – Executive Director/Community Leader

All Communities – Assistants (no prior experience in disability field required)

Latest News

  • L’Arche Joy Jeni Baird speaks to Worldnet TV about the joys of building community in Orange, California. October 2, 2015
  • Young and Dreaming Rebecca Feng writes about her dream to bring L’Arche to China. September 21, 2015
  • L’Arche Artists Display Artwork Downtown Tacoma A group of people with and without intellectual disabilities rounded up coffee cans, empty oatmeal containers, fabric, and leaves, and then left them in the sun. Find out what happened. L’Arche USA, September 17, 2015