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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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There is no organization that I know of like 'L'Arche Greater Washington DC".. Their witness daily is a testament to the passion of the commitment of the organization...It is not just the volunteers or the staff bit the entire community including the core residents that make L'Arche uniquely ... more »
I first experienced L'Arche 20 years ago as a reading tutor for one of the core members. It wasn't long before they began inviting me to stay for dinner and eventually I became an assistant. The two years I spent with the community inspired me to become a licensed creative arts therapist and to ... more »
I love L'Arche and L'Arche D.C. I am from L'Arche Cleveland and when we get together with other L'Arche communities in the Eastern Region of the USA we always have such a wonderful time as we celebrate each other and the gifts that each person brings. It is so wonderful to see the coremembers ... more »
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