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Phone: 202.232.4539
P.O. Box 21471
District of Columbia 20009
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Target demographics: Adults who have intellectual disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 16 adults who have intellectual disabilities

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Make dinner, do yardwork, play games, file paperwork

Geographic areas served: Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia

Programs: L'Arche has three program areas:
1.Building community,
2. Providing professional support services to adults who have intellectual disabilities, and
3. Advocating for and with those who have disabilities for the dignity and rights they deserve.

Our mission is to make known the gifts of people who have intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C., is an interdenominational Christian community of people with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives together. Life in L’Arche centers on four communal homes and sixteen members who have intellectual disabilities.

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I don't know how to aptly describe the wonder and beauty of L'Arche. It truly changed my life and I watched it transform individuals, neighborhoods, programs and other volunteers for the 2 and a half years I lived in one of the homes as a volunteer. As a social worker in the field of Intellectual ... more »
L'Arche is an outstanding & inspiring nonprofit agency. I know members of the community (key word!) through meeting them at church. All, staff & clients, are open, friendly & welcoming. They've hosted our family for dinner more than once (including our grandchildren). That was a great experience ... more »
I was amazed by the dedication of L'Arche volunteers when I first met them and have grown to appreciate the whole organization the more I learn about them. The dedication to the well-being of the Corp Members and their inclusion as equal members of the community is a beautiful model. My wife and I ... more »
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