Haiti Earthquake Update

“Once again, one time too many, our country is a victim of Mother Nature.” – Rhodes Jules Garcon, Board chair L’Arche Haiti Find out more

An ‘assistant’ is… what?

Learn more about the role of being an assistant at L'Arche and join a community near you! Learn more

Charter Process

We are currently in the middle of a process to renew our Charter: a fundamental expression of our purpose, values and way of operating as an organisation. Visit the website

L’Arche is a worldwide federation of people, with and without intellectual disabilities, working together for a world where all belong.

Being truly together,


We share meals, free time, work, time with friends and neighbors… In this daily life, we can be transformed by one another.

Whatever one’s intelligence,


Together, in our communities, integrated in local cultures all over the world, we create ways to live, work and develop networks. In L’Arche, each person participates, helps and receives help. L’Arche is founded on mutual relationships. 

The experiences we have together can


We want to share our experiences, because when we bring our weaknesses and strengths together, when we recognize we need each other, these can contribute to building a more human society.

Who is this


We are the members of L’Arche communities throughout the world. We are diverse. We are persons with or without intellectual disabilities, serving in different roles for our common mission.

Discover our stories Discover our stories

Stephan Posner, standing up when the ground slips from under you

In February, the international leader of L'Arche had to deal with the findings of an inquiry into Jean Vanier, considered one of the great men in the world of Catholicism. Today, Stephan Posner remains convinced the inquiry was “the best thing to do” for the organization.

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Sisters reunited in L’Arche in Syria

An amazing story of two sisters, both with intellectual disabilities re-united at L’Arche Al-Safina in Damascus.


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Haiti - A Vision for the Future

Find out more about how both communities; Carrefour and Chantal, are dealing with the challenges of the country’s political unrest and covid pressures.

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