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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

Interfaith Voices

An Interview with David Li and Elisha Preston The Charter of the Communities of L’Arche states: “In a divided world, L’Arche wants to be a sign of hope. Its communities, founded on covenant relationships between people of differing intellectual capacity, social … Continue reading

Take Care of You

What does the word disability mean? For Raffaella Monterosso from L’Arche Italy it means when your father grows old and there’s nothing you can do but love him. As L’Arche celebrates World Down Syndrome Day, we honor all those with … Continue reading

Steve Washek Named L’Arche USA Deputy Director

Steve Washek has been named Deputy Director for L’Arche USA, which has twenty communities across the country where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers. In this newly created role, Steve will provide oversight for … 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

Rejection and Grace

Why The Church Needs People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities Charles Clark marched into a class where Rev. Tim Malone was teaching and declared that he was there because he was going to get confirmed. “I am not proud to say … 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