L’Arche enables people with and without disabilities to share their lives in communities of faith and friendship. Community members are transformed through relationships of mutuality, respect, and companionship as they live, work, pray, and play together.
In these ways, L’Arche USA gives witness to the vision that people of differing intellectual capacity, religion, and culture can come together in unity, faithfulness and reconciliation.
There are 16 L'Arche communities in the United States, each with the mission: to make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships; to
foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story; and to engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.