Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Identity Statement 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 uniqu... Read more
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 invite you to substitute the terms with those that are accepted in your country.
L'Arche Heartland was founded in 1987 when we welcomed our first persons with disabilities into the community. The community comprises three homes for persons with developmental disabilities and a day service. Our core members (persons with disabilities) and assistants (persons who serve as care providers) share life together and live out the mission of L'Arche in our larger community. Our day service, L'Arche Academy, provides access to educational opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities. We are generally a Christian community, but are open to people of all faith traditions.