Join Us

Join L’Arche Chicago for an in-person community night on the first Wednesday of each month.

We meet at 6:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 7551 Quick Ave, River Forest, IL

Come and See the Beauty of Community

We welcome our neighbors to our monthly Community Night, hosting 100s of new visitors each year.

It is a time of neighborhood outreach and education; an opportunity to build friendships between people with and without disabilities in our neighborhood–a time of prayer, celebration, and fellowship.

The Impact of L’Arche Chicago in our Neighborhoods is Two-Fold:

  1. There is a strong, positive impact on the residents who are empowered to be fully integrated into their neighborhood and share their gifts.

  2. There is a strong, positive impact on the people in the neighborhood, who have the opportunity to get to know individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research shows that exposure to people with disabilities is vital in combating pervasive prejudice and negative social representations.

We gather to bring together old friends and new. This is a time to celebrate together and to deepen who we are as L’Arche. We invite you to join us!

Entrance is accessible and is on the south side the church, at the east half of the parking lot.

Come and see the beauty of mutual relationships, celebration, and belonging.

Come and see a day in the life of L'Arche Chicago

Other ways you can join us

Become a Member

Are you looking for a home for yourself or someone you love with intellectual disabilities?

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Careers at L’Arche

Are you interested in a job living and working with people with intellectual disabilities? Become a L’Arche Assistant.

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Volunteer With Us

You can help us transform the world one relationship at a time.

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Upcoming Events

Relationships are at the heart of L'Arche. Come and join us at one of our upcoming events to begin a relationship with L'Arche!

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Be part of a positive change in the world, in Chicago, and in someone’s life.