L'Arche is a way of life and a model of care that is unique. It is a place where...
...adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities share life and friendships in community.
In the L'Arche Atlanta community, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (who we call core members) are not clients, patients, or recipients of services. Instead, they are friends, teachers, and companions, who, through daily acts of care, trust, and friendship, develop into ambassadors of compassion and leaders for social change.
We are different ages, come from different home towns, have different family backgrounds and faith traditions but share a desire to live a full life, be loved as we are, and, by sharing our gifts, to blossom into our most authentic selves.