Mission & Identity 



L’Arche International’s Mission

  • Make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.

  • 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.

  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together towards a more human society.


L’Arche International’s Identity Statement:


  • We are people with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.

  • Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.

  • We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need for one another.