In our community people with intellectual disabilities are at the heart of L'Arche. They're not clients, patients, or recipients of services, but rather they are friends, teachers, and companions.
People with intellectual disabilities grow through their encounters in L'Arche. Through daily acts of care, trust, and friendship, they develop into ambassadors of compassion and leaders for social change and the common good.
A divided society is mended through inclusivity; where people with many differences–social-economic status, race, religion, and intellectual capacity–live and work together.
"It was an ordinary house in an ordinary middle-class suburb in Erie, Pennsylvania, yet I was somewhat apprehensive, as a complete stranger, to ring the doorbell. When the door opened, I was greeted by a woman in her 60s I’ll call Phillipa, whose bright smile and brilliant blue eyes immediately told me I was in the right place.Read More
You are invited to come grow with L’Arche Erie and our Giving Garden!
For more than 40 years, L’Arche Erie has provided a family setting for our core members (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and assistants. Growth is at the heart of L’Arche Erie.Read More
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L'Arche Erie - 3745 West 12th Street - Erie, PA 16505 - (814) 452-2065 - www.larcheerie.org