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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.

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    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

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    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.

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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). ….

©Brian A Taylor
July 15, 2014

L’Arche GWDC Hosts Traveling Ark

Shortly after Jean Vanier, Philippe Seux, and Rappahël Simi moved in to a small home in Trosly-Breuil, France, Jean asked his ….

L'Arche founder Jean Vanier celebrates 50 years. © Ellen Teurlings
June 12, 2014

L’Arche France Celebrates 50th Anniversary

From May 1-3, more than 2,200 people from L’Arche communities all around France met together in Paray-le-Monial for a giant Jubilee ….

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Prayer Night – DC

FromAugust 5, 2014 6:00 pm To August 5, 2014 8:00 pm

Prayer Night – Arlington

FromAugust 5, 2014 7:00 pm To August 5, 2014 8:00 pm

Community Water Park and Picnic Day

FromAugust 20, 2014 10:00 am To August 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Open House and L’Arche International Family Day

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