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9th May 2024

Welcoming Change

A reflection on the constant change within community.

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25th March 2024

An Invitation Of Care

Dr. Kim Bryze, L'Arche Chicago Board of Directors President, reflects on the meaning and invitation of L'Arche Chicago's tradition of foot washing.

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21st March 2024

Get To Know Us

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, a post encouraging you to get to knowus and end stereotypes. Meet Casey and Christianne!

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Blog 5th March 2024

Solidarity in 2024

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, nearly 150 friends of L’Arche Chicago joined together at Riverside Golf Club for our Annual Solidarity Brunch. Assistant Jay De Man shares his reflections on the event and practice of participating in solidarity.

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Blog 20th February 2024

Ahoy Nate!

We've had lots of amazing people come share life with us for a few years.  Below is an interview where we catch up with one of our beloved L'Arche Chicago alum!

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13th February 2024

Leading Together

Mic, Cassie, and Anders took part in a week long experience and exploration of inclusive leadership in Leavenworth, Kansas. Mic shares more about the experience and learnings from the week.

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22nd January 2024

Celebrating 5 Years

Hear how Andrew has learned how to be more patient with himself and with others, to be kind to himself, and to embrace community and share life with many different people in his five years at L'Arche Chicago.

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22nd December 2023

Waiting In Our Moments

We live in a world in which we can get what we want now, or to get answers to our questions immediately, or find the best ways around Chicago traffic. But sometimes waiting is necessary and may be good for us.

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Blog 13th December 2023

Remembering Elbert

Elbert Lott passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, December 8th. Director of Care Evangeline Smith, who lived several years at Friendship House with Elbert, reflects on his life and legacy

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Blog 1st December 2023

A Time For Fall Socks & A Time For Kissy Socks

"For everything there is a season." Noah continuously reminds me that there is a time for everything, and everything should be in its time. Noah reminds our whole community of this regularly.

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Blog 15th June 2023

Breaking Ground and Building Belonging

Two weeks ago, with a little bit of confetti and a whole lot of rain, we gathered to celebrate and mark the beginning of construction on our 4th home in Oak Park. Surrounded by family, friends and new neighbors, we huddled under a tent, as it poured down rain, singing “It’s you, it’s me, it’s us, it’s God, it’s love, that builds community.”

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Blog 2nd March 2023

An Internship in Human Relationships

Hello! I am Ailynn Duarte, a current live out assistant at Angel House and student at Loyola University Chicago. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern as a live-in assistant.

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