Identity & Mission
We are people with and without intellectual disabilities sharing life in community 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 for one another.
L'Arche Metro Richmond is a project of L'Arche USA. This is a time to organize and implement our strategic plan. We are identifying persons with disabilities and assistants to welcome, beginning fundraising in earnest, establishing relationships and agreements with organizations and government agencies, and deepening contacts with local religious leaders and groups.
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 while being faithful to the core values of our founding story; and
- Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.
L'Arche Metro Richmond looks forward to building inclusive, family-like homes, where persons with and without intellectual disability share a life of spirituality, celebration, and dignity that reveals and values the gifts of all.