We are accepting applications for potential residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities of the second L'Arche Atlanta home. We hope to have DBHDD certification by the end of 2020, allowing us to welcome four new Core Members incrementally between January and March of 2021. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the timeline is subject to change. Core Members often age in place within a L'Arche home, and so there is very little turnover, creating this exciting opportunity!
We understand the search process can be daunting and we are honored by your interest in L'Arche Atlanta. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, download the form below and send it to Rita Haggerty at email@example.com. If you have already submitted an application, you do not need to re-submit it. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2020.
All of our residents must have a Georgia Medicaid COMP waiver.
If you are unfamiliar with the Medicaid COMP waiver, here are a few resources:
Medicaid COMP waiver application (Application for a Home and Community-Based Services Waiver): visit Georgia Medicaid Waiver programs and find the application at the bottom of the page
L'Arche-specific eligibility criteria: Many families have already applied for their loved one to have a spot at the second house; however, admissions will not be on a first-come, first-served basis. That is because of the complexity of matching housemates that would get along well with one another and then matching their diagnostic profiles with our staffing capacity. For example, a registered nurse oversees our staff; however, our staff members are not health care providers or clinicians so we would not be able to properly accommodate significant medical fragility from multiple Core Members and/or challenging behaviors (self-harm, elopement, hoarding, etc.) from multiple Core Members. Also, and equally as important, L'Arche Atlanta has prioritized diversifying all levels of the organization (Core Members, staff, board, etc.) so socioeconomic, racial, gender, and ability diversity will also be considered. We take the admissions process very seriously and we are committed to deliberate and equitable admissions.
"L'Arche communities are places of hope. Each person, according to his or her own vocation, is encouraged to grow in love, self giving and wholeness, as well as in independence, competence and the ability to make choices." -- The Charter of the Communities of L'Arche