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 Clinton (Iowa) – Executive Director/Community Leader
L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. – Finance and Operations Director
L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. – Director of Professional Services

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

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Mark Lepper: Of Fish and Men
In my house here at L’Arche Heartland we have a Beta fish who lives in a little tank in our dining room. Depending on which person you ask, his name is either Louie or Willy.