Foundation date: 2008

‘A model of social care’ was the compliment given by the President of Lithuania when she visited L’Arche in Vilnius several years ago, praising the community’s innovative community model of mutual support. And today, the two communities of L’Arche in Lithuania are at the forefront of the national response to the needs of men and women with an intellectual disability.

The community works to expand housing options for people with intellectual disabilities, they offer training for entering the job market, and skills in self-expression so that disabled people can play their full part in the development of Lithuanian society.

Video presentation of core-members

When there is a good life in the community, disability can disappear, but after leaving the community it will appear again.

Martynas Šimkus, core Member, author of a published book of poems
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Edita: My life, my voice.

Edita Daugėlaitė’s inspirational story has set a legal precedent in her own country, Lithuania. It is not every day that a person with an intellectual disability wins the legal right to be treated as an adult.

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“Looks don’t matter.”

“Look strong. Act tough. Be perfect. A teenager soon learns that lesson. Especially if survival on the city streets depends on it. But then they com...

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Communicating beyond words

Erikos and Indres, from L’Arche Kaunas in Lithuania, attended the international formation session on “Inclusion” and brought home practices they...

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