Interested in joining L'Arche Atlanta as a Core Member?
Thank you for your interest in L’Arche Atlanta! Core Members are at the heart of the L'Arche community, and play a vital role in bringing their gifts to share with us and in being ambassadors of belonging to others.
L'Arche accepts inquiry forms on an ongoing basis. We hold the forms for when an opening becomes available. L’Arche does not have a first-come-first-served waiting list but should there be an opening in a L’Arche home, we will contact those who have completed an inquiry form. This may be in several months or it may be several years, but we do store them indefinitely. We admit our Core Members for life, which means we have a very low turnover. Prior to admission, there is a lengthy interview process to make sure L’Arche is a good fit for all involved!
To show your interest for you or a loved one to become a Core Member, download the form below and send it to Rita Haggerty at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already submitted an application, but your information has changed, you may submit a new application. Please indicate this is an update with your submission.
If you have already submitted an Inquiry Form, there is no need to contact L’Arche for opening updates. We will reach out to you if there is an opening. You are welcome to let us know of continued interest every 12 months and we will make note of your interest.
All L'Arche Atlanta 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: Admission to L'Arche Atlanta is not 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 socio-economic, racial, gender, and ability diversity are also be considered.
Submitting an Inquiry Form
Download the Core Member Inquiry Form below and send your completed application to email@example.com. If you have any problems downloading the form, or would like L'Arche to mail you a printed copy, also contact Rita.
"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