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.
For 45 years, L’Arche Erie has provided a family setting for our core members and assistants. Growth is at the heart of L’Arche Erie. We encourage our core members and members of our community to breakdown their barriers, open up, and grow in mind, body, and spirit. We live, work, pray, and celebrate together, sharing our joys and struggles as a family and GROWING community. With your help, we can create an environment to sustain growth!Read More
Why this web series?
People with intellectual disabilities live in the shadows of a persistent view–present in all cultures–that they are the undesirables. This is one of our world’s significant injustices. It is one we can change. L’Arche International’s web series, As I Am, is an invitation to imagine the world differently and to rejoice in who you are as you are.Read More
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