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L’Arche Wavecrest Names Executive Director

Jim Morgan has been named Executive Director for L’Arche Wavecrest in Orange, California, effective January 17, 2017. L’Arche communities in the United States provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create … Continue reading

Share the Journey

L’Arche Portland debuted “Share the Journey: Ben & Ilana” on October 15, 2016 at 2016 Benefit Celebration.

God Says Yes: A Visit to L’Arche Bethlehem

by Isaac Villegas, Pastor, Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, North Carolina They had told me to come by around eight in the morning. People were already gathered in the main room, seated in chairs pushed against the walls. A woman greeted … Continue reading

Jillian Glasgow Named Recruiter

Jillian Glasgow has been named Recruitment and Administrative Assistant for L’Arche USA, which has nineteen communities across the country where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers. Her role focuses on two critical operational areas: … Continue reading

‘You Gotta Join Your Life’

by Mary Ruppert “You gotta join your life. People are going to love you. You gotta join your life ….” I repeated to myself, with tears pouring down my cheeks, nose dripping, and no sign of a tissue this side … Continue reading

Steve Rothrock Joins L’Arche USA Board

Steve comes from a long history of family participation in L’Arche. His personal involvement started as a student at the University of Washington when Jean Vanier gave a retreat in Seattle in 1977. Steve then became active in the Seattle … Continue reading

Transformation and Belovedness

by Dorothy Copps In his book Life of the Beloved Henri Nouwen writes, “A blessing goes beyond the distinction between admiration or condemnation, between good deeds or evil deeds. A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls … Continue reading

Let the Birds Loose

Imagine the world differently. Bogdan Senyk, from L’Arche Ukraine, grew up under a government that denied his existence. In this web episode from L’Arche International, Bogdan explains his method of civil resistance: joy. Make sure you don’t miss future web … Continue reading

L’Arche Chicago to Open New Home

by Ashley Collins Elbert excitedly repeated “Mmm, ooh, aah!” as we toured a vintage bungalow nestled in Forest Park with our realtor last month. “This is a gonna be my room,” Elbert said decisively as he paused in one of … Continue reading

L’Arche Boston North Builds Accessible Home

Building a Dream – Keeping a Promise by Swanna Champlin, Executive Director In 1983, a few families came together to create a L’Arche community, a place where their adult children with intellectual disabilities could have a lifelong home after they were … Continue reading