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    Celebrating 50 Years

    Walton Schofield celebrates L'Arche International's 50th with the traveling ark.

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    Sweet Summer

    Francene Short enjoys a summer party.

  • Matt Poder, Jael Villalobos, Rebecca Yuan Feng, Mel Perella-Savarese spent their summers volunteering at L'Arche Greater Washington, D.C. Photo by Bethany Keener

    Summer Volunteers

    Matt Poder, Jael Villalobos, Rebecca Yuan Feng, Mel Perella-Savarese

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    Pilgrims on a Journey

    Being a member of L’Arche has been the best commitment of my life. -James Schreiner

  • ES, SR, DG

    Freely Love

    Deb has taught me to give freely in love; that is enough. -Sarah Ruszkowski

  • Make a Donation

    Between now and September 15 your donation will be doubled thanks to a donor who has offered a one-to-one match.

  • Become an Assistant

    Join the adventure of community living while supporting adults who have intellectual disabilities.

  • Meet the Community

    Discover the depths of the human spirit through interactions with our community members.

About Us

L'Arche is a community of people with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives together. Our mission is comprised of three elements:

Want to learn more? Watch our video or contact us about getting to know the community personally.

Matt Poder, Jael Villalobos, Rebecca Yuan Feng, Mel Perella-Savarese spent their summers volunteering at L'Arche Greater Washington, D.C. Photo by Bethany Keener
August 19, 2014

The Luckiest Girl in the World

Yuan Feng is originally from Beijing, China, and goes by Rebecca in the U.S. She is currently majoring in Finance and ….

Crisely Melecio-Zambrano, Matt Pecoraro, and Kara Olenick sing "One Voice." Photo by Ryan Haber Photography
August 11, 2014

The Sound of One Voice

One of my first memories from childhood is of the playground outside of our military apartment complex in Hanau, Germany. I ….

Sarah and ES for feature
July 31, 2014

Double Your Donation This Summer

Thanks to a generous donor, any gift L’Arche receives between now and September 15 will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $100,000). ….

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Open House and L’Arche International Family Day

FromOctober 4, 2014 2:00 pm To October 4, 2014 4:00 pm

Arlington Open Houses

FromNovember 2, 2014 3:00 pm To November 2, 2014 5:00 pm

Prayer Night – DC

FromNovember 4, 2014 6:00 pm To November 4, 2014 8:00 pm

Prayer Night – Arlington

FromNovember 4, 2014 7:00 pm To November 4, 2014 8:00 pm
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