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 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.

Discover our stories Discover our stories

Findings of Independent Inquiry

On February 22nd, 2020, the leaders of L’Arche International publish the results of an inquiry that had commissioned from an independent organization. 

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Life under lockdown: Argentina

What will happen after lockdown? Dani can’t wait “to have a party from the morning until the night. To embrace each other again. To say ‘I love you my brother, I love you my sister.’” 


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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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