Registered Name: L'ARCHE-OTTAWA

Business Number: 107597700RR0001

Support l’Arche Ottawa during COVID-19 lockdown

We are deemed an essential service and we are in lock down! We have never lived this in our 48 year history. We are giving 24/7 in-home support to the members of our organization living with intellectual disabilities. Typically, most members work or attend activities and events outside their homes almost every day. Now everyone is home 24/7. The call for increased in-home support in this locked down situation is taking a toll on Assistants (staff). Several have resigned this past week to ensure their health and well-being. The call for increased supports is having a financial impact, especially since one of our big annual fundraisers (Tamarack Race) just announced it won’t be happening in 2020. We need to raise $20,000 to continue to support people in-house during the lockdown. Thank you for considering our need during this extraordinary time.