Join Us!

40th Anniversary Events

We want to celebrate 40 more years of L’Arche in D.C. and VA and we need your help to do that. Our goal is 40 new monthly donors giving $40/month! That’s about $20,000 more per year to ensure that people with disabilities can remain active members in our communities. Share this information today and do your part to secure L’Arche GWDC’s future!

Join us for an afternoon of sunshine, music, artwork, and friends!

August __, 2023
Noon to 4pm
The Festival Center Rooftop
Light Fare and Refreshments

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

A yellow dog, pink person, dark blue person, and turquoise person using a wheelchair are all in a line with hands lifted up in a celebratory motion. There are hearts floating around them.

Looking Back Over 40 Years

1977-1983 | Planning & Preparing

Many people worked together over several years to establish L’Arche GWDC in Adams Morgan. A local partner, Eighth Day Church, donated a row house that would soon become “Ontario” after renovations.

October 6, 1983 | First Home Opens

Ontario house became a home when our first core member, Michael Schaff moved in on October 6. Gene Sampson and Glen Houser arrived shortly after on November 18.