L'Arche Metro Richmond Community Life Group (CLG)
What is the CLG?
A unique aspect of L’Arche Metro Richmond is our wide community of friends established over almost 10 years and the vibrant community life that we share.
"Friends of L’Arche" are persons with and without disabilities who share L’Arche values and engage one another on a regular basis. All are welcome. “Core Friends,” friends with disabilities, and loved ones enjoy a rich Community Life with luncheons, picnics, charity outreach, worship, sporting events, and celebrations of all kinds. More importantly, our Community Life promotes relationships, community, support networks, faith sharing, and personal growth. Core Friends share their gifts of welcoming, faith, trust, and friendship to build a more compassionate world, one heart at a time.
Embracing Those Waiting for Services from the State
Government does not reimburse our Community Life, yet we will continue to provide this support. As we add government-regulated supports and L'Arche homes, our Community Life will enhance life for all.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Medicaid Waiver waiting list is extensive, and many in need receive no supports. Offering a Community Life for friends on the wait list helps alleviate a critical need and broadens our impact.
Re-Imagining Our Community Life Group - Core Friend Leadership
L'Arche Metro Richmond is re-imagining our Community Life Group and our "Core Friends," friends with disabilities who participate with L’Arche, will lead overall program planning as well as planning specific events with the help of sponsors as appropriate.
What the Community Life Group Does Now
Currently, we have two routine events each month - our Second Sunday Luncheon and Story Time Worship. In addition, we have special events such as bowling, joint worship, charity days, ball games (spectator and playing), picnics, and more.
For CLG meetings and events, see the listing on our home page. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page. To join our email list to receive invitations and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.