L'Arche, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Human Services, Religion

Location: P.O. Box 21471 Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: 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.
Target demographics: Adults who have intellectual disabilities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 16 adults who have intellectual disabilities
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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

There are so many examples i could give to show how extraordinary L'Arche is ( if the world lived by their example it would be a far better world!) Something wonderful that happened recently was when a core member of L'Arche was hospitalized and had round the clock support by a L'Arche assistant or friend of L'Arche a doctor said he had never witnesed that kind of care and unconditional love..He was also very surprised and impressed when the patient was excited about returning "home" Rarely does that happen...often times that patient does not want to go back to their living situation because they feel better taken care of in the hospital. I think we would all want that for ourselves and for all mankind.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Greater DC L'Arche is an unusual organization. At its heart are humanity and compassion; L'Arche is also a well-run organization with a dedicated, organized, conscientious and skilled staff and volunteers, who show what human dignity is all about.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an incredible organization and group of people.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

L'Arche is most effective in assisting adults with developmental disabilities to have "a voice" in civil and community affairs. L'Arche members have testified at State & County hearing in Virginia, and public meetings in DC. L'Arche highlights the citizenship that everyone enjoys.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Ann West and it has been a privilege to be apart of this non-profit organization/community. Everyone that I have encountered have been people of integrity and effective in running the day to day operations as well as a vision for the future. I think L'arche changes lives and our society at large.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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