Become a L’Arche Assistant

Become a L’Arche assistant and make a real difference. It’s an opportunity to be part of a global movement that will positively transform you and change the way you contribute to society. Find out more

Thank you to our donors!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our International Covid Appeal. We have so much to be grateful for. Donate!

The Charter Process

Our charter will be like a precious gift: made of “beads”, “seeds of daily wisdom”, “precious stones of our lives”, collected from all the countries of the Federation, gathered on a thread that gives them coherence and meaning. Visit the website

Annual Summary

We can’t possibly capture all the colour and stories of a year in one document, but we hope the Annual Summary gives a sense of the richness of our diversity, our strategic direction and the impact we made. Discover more

L’Arche is a worldwide federation of people, with and without intellectual disabilities, working together for a world where all belong.

Being truly together,

WE CAN BE TRANSFORMED.


We share meals, free time, work, time with friends and neighbors… In this daily life, we can be transformed by one another.

Whatever one’s intelligence,

EVERY PERSON HAS TALENTS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.


Together, in our communities, integrated in local cultures all over the world, we create ways to live, work and develop networks. In L’Arche, each person participates, helps and receives help. L’Arche is founded on mutual relationships. 

The experiences we have together can

CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER WORLD!


We want to share our experiences, because when we bring our weaknesses and strengths together, when we recognize we need each other, these can contribute to building a more human society.

Who is this

WE?


We are the members of L’Arche communities throughout the world. We are diverse. We are persons with or without intellectual disabilities, serving in different roles for our common mission.

Discover our stories Discover our stories

Stephan Posner, standing up when the ground slips from under you

In February, the international leader of L'Arche had to deal with the findings of an inquiry into Jean Vanier, considered one of the great men in the world of Catholicism. Today, Stephan Posner remains convinced the inquiry was “the best thing to do” for the organization.

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Love in the time of Covid

I’ve been going through old things in the evenings; clothes, paperwork, letters and diaries. Trying to sort things out into piles of keep, recycle or give away. There’s nothing like a global pandemic and a lock down to spark some kind of Mary Kundo clear out.

 

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Hats off to Anne Walsh, OAM!

Anne has just been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for her outstanding work with men and women with an intellectual disability, an experience of life that she herself shares.

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