2015-2016 Annual Report

Srah Ruszkowksi

Published 8 March 2017

A letter from our Board President:

Dear friends,

We celebrate our 2015-2016 fiscal year as one of growth, development, and joy! We continue to be blessed as we experience the gifts of our core members, with intellectual disabilities living in community with assistants, and supported by our staff and board. This year we were especially excited by the opening of our third home “Friendship House” at 919 Ferdinand in Forest Park and the welcoming of two new core members into our community. This expansion was a result of joyful hard work and wise stewardship of our resources. We continue to expand our example of hope – demonstrating that people given different gifts can recognize each other’s worth by living together in community.

Our L’Arche Chicago community of 10 core members, 12 live-in assistants, part-time assistants, support and management staff and Board of Directors are all committed to living and sharing the vision of L’Arche as we rejoice in the successes of the year just completed and anticipate the challenges and rewards of the future.

The Board is tremendously grateful for your support and presence in our community, through which you are making a huge impact in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, assistants, friends, and neighbors. It’s through your support that lives are transformed – thank you!




Jim Richards, Board President L’Arche Chicago