We are people sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.
L’Arche International invited 34 people with an intellectual disability from 34 countries, to have their say about societal questions. Our ambition is simple: to explore, with you, the mystery of human diversity.
L’Arche communities are composed of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Each person makes their own unique contribution to community life. Discover our stories and employment opportunities around the world.
L’Arche International’s Web Series, “As I Am”, is an invitation to imagine the world differently and to rejoice in who you are as you are. Discover 9 short-films, from 9 communities around the world.
Imagine the world differently with us!
All the L’Arche communities & projects around the world belong to L’Arche International (International Federation). Discover where members of our communities are united by our common mission: for people who live with an intellectual disability to be recognized as full citizens.
L’Arche community will often comprise one or several households or foyers, where members with and without a disability share their lives; in addition, many communities run a workshop or day activity centre to extend the abilities of both those living in the community households as well as externs.
In 18 countries, 25 L’Arche communities exist in a difficult political situation & do not receive state funding. Together, we raise the funds needed!