• Hazel and Yuko

    Gratuitous Love

    Hazel Pulliam teaches Yuko Gruber that love is never earned.

  • ©Brian A Taylor

    Celebrating 50 Years

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

  • ©Brian A Taylor

    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

  • ES, SR, DG

    Freely Love

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

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

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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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November 6, 2014

At L’Arche, those at the margins find love at the center

by Michael Gerson, opinion writer, The Washington Post In an older, gentrifying, suburban Virginia neighborhood — the kind with porch flags ….

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier welcomes more than 2,000 members of the organization’s French community to an event in May at the start of the jubilee celebrations.
Photograph: Kayte Brimacombe
November 3, 2014

Jean Vanier and L’Arche Receive Award

Elizabeth Rankin, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame Jean Vanier and L’Arche Receive Notre Dame Award for International ….

Housemates Edna Tang and Laurie Pippenger show off the pumpkin they picked together. Photo by Bethany Keener
October 15, 2014

Laurie’s New Life in L’Arche

Last New Year’s Eve Laurie Pippenger created a collage and titled it “My New Life.” The photos included one of a large ….

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Prayer Night – D.C.

FromDecember 2, 2014 6:15 pm To December 2, 2014 8:00 pm

Prayer Night – Arlington

FromDecember 2, 2014 7:00 pm To December 2, 2014 8:00 pm

Presentation at Olivet Episcopal Church

FromDecember 7, 2014 9:15 am To December 7, 2014 10:00 am

Prayer Night – D.C.

FromJanuary 6, 2015 6:15 pm To January 6, 2015 8:00 pm
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