What is L'Arche?


L'Arche is an...

International Federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. It was founded in 1964 when Jean Vanier welcomed two men with disabilities into his home in the town of Trosly-Breuil, France. 


Worldwide, L'Arche is organized into regional and national groupings of independent, locally operated agencies called  "communities". Each L'Arche community typically includes a number of homes, apartments and/or day programs.