Home Tours and Presentations

Come experience Megan and Eileen’s uncontainable excitement! ©Brian A Taylor

Encounter L’Arche

Every month, we host visits for people to come and encounter L’Arche in our homes. In the space of an hour, we highlight the people and mission of L’Arche through stories from our life together. Join us to meet the assistants and core people who make L’Arche a community that welcomes difference and celebrates the gifts of all people.


Encounter L’Arche is meant for those who are just beginning their journey with the L’Arche Greater Washington, DC community. Encounter L’Arche alternates being held in DC and Arlington, VA from 3:30-4:30 pm on different Sundays of each month January-September.


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***Update May 2020: At this time our in-person Encounter L’Arche events are canceled. However, we may have a virtual Encounter L’Arche in July. Please check out our Events Calendar to see more information.***

DC Community

February 23


April 19


June 21


August 16



VA Community

January 26


May 24


July 19


September 20



Other Options


Contact us to schedule a home tour, or invite us to give a 15-60 minute presentation at your church, school, office, or place of worship.


Want to see the presentation yourself before hosting one? Check our upcoming events


What people are saying after the Heart of L’Arche presentation:


“Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:37-40 that the greatest commandment we can follow is to love God and then our neighbor. I do not think that I have met any group of people living this rule of Jesus more fully than those at L’Arche.”  -Matt Green


“One of the many questions that I am asked constantly as a elementary education major is what kinds of students I want to work with; young or old, gifted or special needs. I had considered it but hadn’t really decided until the presentation. Now I am certain that I would love to work with students with special needs and possibly go to graduate school to get a degree in Special Education.”  -Coleen Boyd


“The L’Arche presentation impacted me so greatly, that I have decided to take my gift of artistic ability and see how I can share it with others. I have begun to research Art Therapy degrees, in hopes to work with persons with intellectual disabilities and give them a creative outlet in which they can express their thoughts and feelings. And as much as I would love to work with people such as Bruce (a member of L’Arche) and share my gifts, what I would most look forward to is seeing what they can teach me and change my life.” -Caroline Egan