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Become a Founder of a New L’Arche Family

L’Arche is a collection of friends and family members with and without intellectual disabilities. While we share life together locally, we’re also part of a large international community. Starting a L’Arche community in your area is a true commitment to diversity, understanding, and hope.

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At L’Arche, community founders come to us through a variety of means – some through inspiration about our mission, others through a personal connection to the people we serve. No matter your reason, starting a L’Arche community can have a sweeping positive impact around you. It’s a process that requires patience and commitment, but is well worth the effort. If you’re interested in starting a L’Arche community near you, please contact us using the form below.

Emerging Communities Keep Us Growing

Official Projects of L'Arche USA

L’Arche USA supports interest groups, emerging communities, and official projects as they work towards governance sustainability, program implementation, quality assurance, and operations oversight.

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Our Mission

The Purpose of Our Work

Each day, a dedicated team of staff, board members, and various volunteer committee members work to drive our mission through community support, member development, and public engagement.

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The Work We’re Doing

Each day, people with and without intellectual disabilities develop extraordinary friendships through ordinary activities: preparing meals, brushing teeth, shopping for groceries, and praying together. We invite you to learn more about how L’Arche USA fosters these relationships across difference.

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