"If human beings are to develop their abilities and talents to the full, realizing all their potential as individuals, they need an environment that fosters personal growth....They need to be valued, accepted and supported in real and warm relationships." -- from the Charter of the Communities of L'Arche
Community life at L'Arche Portland makes a huge difference in the lives of so many people: the adults with developmental disabilities who live in our homes (core members), the assistants who share life with them, and supporters near and far who have connected with our community, even for a brief time. Read on to hear their stories. If you have a story about how L'Arche Portland has impacted you, please send it to us via email (with a picture, if possible) and we'll post it right here!