Identity and Mission of L'Arche
Doug and Willie Cooking at the Activity Center
Doug and Willie Cooking at the Activity Center

We are people, with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.     


Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.

Foster an environment in communities that responds to the changing needs of members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story.

Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.


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