Partnership programme

L’Arche in Egypt developed a partnership programme to support the inclusion of 100 children with disabilities and their families. Discover more

An ‘assistant’ is… what?

Learn more about the role of being an assistant at L'Arche and join a community near you! Learn more

Charter Process

We are currently in the middle of a process to renew our Charter: a fundamental expression of our purpose, values and way of operating as an organisation. Visit the website

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 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,


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


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 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.

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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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Richard talks isolation

Richard Keagan Bull is a keen advocate for people like him, with learning disabilities. A member of L’Arche London (UK), was recently awarded a Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award by Dimensions.


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Connecting places, connecting people!

Subways and underpasses may be great for getting you from A to B. The Richmond underpass in London (Canada) is now an underground art gallery. The overall theme is “Connected in chaos”.

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