We are people with and without intellectual 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 of one another.
Our mission is to…
- Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
- Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
- Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.
We all have to discover that there are others like us who have gifts and needs; no one is the centre of the world. We are a small but important part of our universe. We all have a part to play. We need one another.
—Jean Vanier, L’Arche Founder