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L’Arche in the United States

L’Arche USA accepts applications at the local and national level. Express your interest in joining individual locations on this site. If you are unsure which location is best for you, fill out our national interest form.

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Join L’Arche USA

Are you looking for a new adventure rooted in community, new experiences and friendship? We’re inviting you to explore becoming an Assistant. Assistants come to live in a L’Arche community, provide support and share in friendships with Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities). Assistants find their time at L’Arche to be filled with meaning, growth, friendship, and fun.


You can find our communities from coast to coast! W’re located in big cities and small towns, with 18 and counting communities spread across the United States from Seattle to Atlanta.

Some of our communities are large and established, while others are fresh and growing! We have various models of community life and many career opportunities. Discover the place for you!


Here at L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, and learn together creating unique communities of friendship and belonging. We strive to foster mutual relationships, celebrate the value of every person, and work to build a world where everyone can belong and contribute.

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L’Arche Canada

3958, rue Dandurand
Montréal Quebec CANADA
H1X 1P7

L’Arche USA

2475 SE Ladd Ave.
Suite 430
Portland, OR 97214