In a world that values winning and coming first, L’Arche Communities are places where people can discover who they are, not just what they can do.
L’Arche believes that people with learning disabilities have much to teach us and contribute to the world. L’Arche Communities focus on building relationships and a sense of belonging, and on supporting each member of the Community – with and without learning disabilities alike – to reflect on what they have learnt and to share that reflection. L’Arche Communities hold in balance four elements: service, community, spirituality and outreach.
Internationally, L’Arche Communities share this common philosophy and approach while reflecting the ethnic, cultural and religious composition of the countries in which they exist.
Although grounded in the Christian tradition, L’Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.