L’Arche Long Island
After a 4-year effort of love, commitment and the diligent efforts of our Board of Directors and friends we have succeeded in opening our first home on the Eastern End of Long Island! Our community is located in Riverhead. A lovely downtown area filled with shopping, movie theaters, arts, and restaurants.
Over the past year L’Arche Long Island (LLI) and East End Disability Associates, Inc. (EEDA) began working together to plan the establishment of Long Island’s first L’Arche community. Our first home is comprised of four Core Members, three live-in Assistants and one live out Assistant. We welcomed Aurore, our first coremember on the first Sunday of Advent 2016! Since then we welcomed Nick, Joanna, and John Paul and have been bonding and sharing life together ever since.
“We’ve been attracted to L’Arche and Jean Vanier’s philosophy since the early ’80s. Having visited many L’Arche communities in these 30-plus years our enthusiasm has never ebbed. We are thrilled to finally see our dream of a Long Island L’Arche become a reality.” —Marcia and Jack Gaudet, founders of Faith & Light Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York