Foundation date: 2007

Innovation, resilience and outreach have been the hallmarks of L’Arche in Ukraine from the word go. As the first L’Arche community to begin just with workshops, rather than shared houses, they have always adapted to meet local needs.

Their respite house offers a week-long breaks to local people with an intellectual disability, and they also give valuable input to trainee Social Workers at the local university.

Community is a foundation on which one can lean. This is a place where I nourish my spirituality. Here I form myself as an individual, and to be open to others.

Olesia Trush, L'Arche Kovcheh

What's new in Ukraine

Opening our doors, in a time of war

‘The best city on earth. That's how the local people often called it,’ remembers Liudmila Fedas.

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In Ukraine, L’Arche provides stable community for survivor’s healing

They enjoyed an idyllic life in Bakhmut, Ukraine until the war came to their front yard. "His tracksuit pants were drying on the street,” Lyudmyla said. “He went out to get them. He opens the door and that's it. An explosion."

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Visit to L’Arche Ukraine communities

Stephan Posner (International Leader of L'Arche) and Basia Wójcik (International Envoy) visited the two L'Arche communities in Ukraine: Lviv and Ternopil. On their return, here are some words they would like to share with you.

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News of L’Arche in Ukraine – September Update

Independence for Igor: Donors provide a gift that cannot be wrapped

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