- To make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
- To engage in our diverse cultures, working together towards a more human society.
- To foster an environment in communities that is inspired by the core values of our founding story, and that responds to the changing needs of our members.
About Our Charity
Founded by Jean Vanier in 1964, L’Arche has become an international movement that is centered on the gifts and needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Today L’Arche includes 140 communities in over 30 countries around the world.
L’Arche Daybreak, founded by Steve and Ann Newroth in 1969, is the oldest and largest L’Arche community in North America. L’Arche Daybreak has eight homes and a broad range of opportunities for meaningful work, recreation and artistic creativity.
L’Arche Daybreak is a dynamic example of how people of different intellectual capacity, social origin, religion and culture can live and learn together.
What People Are Saying
"I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes. "
— Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche