From one man’s courage and vision, Canadian-born Jean Vanier, has sprung up a world-wide social movement, bringing about 5,000 men and women with a disability into the heart of their societies, making their voice heard, providing a true home and the opportunity to develop their unique gifts to the fullest.
The 140 member communities of L’Arche are independent entities in 36 countries, and are united by a common vision and a shared mission expressed in the official Charter of L’Arche. The Federation seeks to foster solidarity among communities, ensure unity in diversity, establish the conditions for membership, and to create conditions for trust, service, dialogue, and mutual support. L’Arche USA is part of this International Federation of L’Arche Communities across the world. To learn more about L’Arche International, please visit their website.