On June 3-10, 500 representatives from 140 L’Arche communities in 40 nations will converge in Decatur for the L’Arche International General Assembly at Agnes Scott College. L’Arche is a network of intentional, faith-based communities where people with and without developmental disabilities live together.
In L’Arche communities, which may encompass one home or several homes in a city, adults with cognitive disabilities share their lives with assistants and staff members in a family style environment, in the spirit of hospitality and mutual respect for each individual’s dignity and value. Key to L’Arche’s mission is making known “the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.”
The first L’Arche community in Georgia will open in July in Oakhurst, at 305 Mead Road, with three disabled residents sharing life with three assistants, living together in the manner of a family.
To find out more about the L’Arche movement and the International Assembly, visit