The application process for the second L'Arche house has closed. However, we do accept applications on an ongoing basis that we hold for when an opening becomes available. We admit our Core Members for life, which means we have a very low turnover.
To send in an application, download the form below and send it to Rita Haggerty at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already submitted an application, you do not need to re-submit it.
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: 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 socioeconomic, racial, gender, and ability diversity are also be considered.
"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