Envoys
Number of Envoys: 8
Communities served: 29 - Plus 6 project communities, impacting approximately 750 Core Members

What it is

L’Arche International provides an experienced “Envoy” to support communities in living their identity and fulfilling their mission in their local context and culture. 
 
Envoys: 
  • Accompany local Community Leaders, Boards, and Assistants. 
  • Ensure the local community offers a high quality of care for persons with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Support and encourage fundraising plans at both national and local levels.
  • Help the local community in their communication initiatives to increase visibility of L’Arche in their country. 

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"Our Envoy is a great support for me and for the community. He provides guidance, stimulation, and connects us to the great family of L’Arche.” - Ghada Touma, L’Arche in Syria

Why it is needed

  • When a community is pioneering L’Arche’s values in its country and/or is operating in a low-income context, experience shows they will need knowledgeable and reliable support from L’Arche International, in order to be successful over the long term. 

Why it is unique

  • Envoys provide a long-term investment into the leadership capacity of L’Arche communities that are operating in some of the most difficult contexts around the world, thus building stronger, healthier and more sustainable L’Arche communities. 

Funding needs

  • Salaries of Envoys.
  • Travel expenses of Envoys to visit communities. 

Support us!

Detailed budget available upon request.

Programs in need of financial support


Envoys

Providing essential, ongoing support for pioneer L’Arche communities.


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Desert Retreats 

Guided reflection and silent meditation at L'Arche Trosly.


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L’Arche Experience/Solidarity Program 

Developing future leaders through a solidarity experience.


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Faith & Culture

Integrating profound cultural awareness into crisis management, community growth, and new community foundations.


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In the footsteps of L’Arche

Understanding our unique identity and mission.


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International Mission Program

Accompanying communities through times of crisis, growth, transition, or re-foundation.


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New community leaders

To understand their mission and develop a supportive network of peers.


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Non-violent ways of communicating

Developing peace making skills in the context of shared community.


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Partners in the mission

Formation training for L'Arche board members and community leaders.


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Together in the mission 

Building into long-term assistants.


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