L’Arche Blue Ridge Mountains Withdraws from Federation

L’Arche Blue Ridge Mountains’ Board of Directors has announced it was withdrawing from the International Federation of L’Arche. It will be closing its doors and operations by June 30, 2016.

Founded in 2004, L’Arche Blue Ridge Mountains is home to seven adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Sr. Anita Maroun, L’Arche USA Eastern Regional Leader, said new placements within the Lynchburg, Va., area are being sought for these members.

Membership in the International Federation of L’Arche is voluntary, and at times communities choose to leave when they can no longer sustain the terms of the membership agreement.