The International Federation of L’Arche

Founded by Jean Vanier in France in 1964, L`Arche is an international movement of 146 communities in 35 countries where people with intellectual disabilities and those who care for them live, work and learn together.

L’Arche is a unique vision of care giving and community building that fosters inclusion, understanding and belonging. In communities of diverse cultures, religions and backgrounds, deeply committed mutual relationships are shared with people with developmental disabilities.

“Can we reasonably have a dream of a world where people whatever their race, religion, culture, abilities, or disabilities, whatever their education or economic situation, whatever their age or gender, can find a place and reveal their gifts?”
~ Jean Vanier, Founder of L’Arche

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