Foundation date: 1994

As well as homes and creative workshops, both communities cultivate a beautiful garden with flowers, herbs and vegetables.

L’Arche in the Netherlands is focussed on potential – the potential of the community as well as the potential of the human person. This is especially important for community members with a learning disability, so that they can play their full part in society like anyone else. Both L’Arche Gouda & Haarlem are committed to make that happen, equipping each person with the necessary skills and support to develop their talents and face the world with confidence.

It feels very good to be part of such a passionate and committed group of people who contribute to an inclusive society with a clear vision.

Parents of Ilse, welcomed in Pelletier, Haarlem

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