Are you looking for a home for yourself
or someone you love with intellectual disabilities?
L’Arche Chicago welcomes adults with intellectual disabilities (core members) who require a broad range of supports. When L’Arche welcomes a new core member, we anticipate that he or she will live in L’Arche for life. For that reason, openings in our 3 homes are infrequent and we move through the selection process carefully.
A number of factors go into the decision, including whether the prospective core person is interested in living in an intentional community. We do not discriminate based on cultural, religious, or financial background.
Here's the process:
1. Learn about the mission of L'Arche by attending Community Night, reading books or articles by Jean Vanier (the founder of L’Arche) and Henri Nouwen (a prolific author who lived in L’Arche), and reaching out with questions.
2. Ensure Medicaid Waiver eligibility. Check out this helpful infographic from The Arc in Illinois to guide you along the process.
3. Complete the L’Arche Chicago Inquiry Form. The inquiry form is not an application, nor does L'Arche have a first-come-first-served waiting list, but in the case of an opening, L'Arche will use this list to contact you.
How L'Arche Chicago group homes are unique:
L'Arche Chicago recognizes that it cannot meet the need for housing in Illinois alone. L'Arche Chicago is proud to work alongside other providers and advocates in Illinois to reveal the gifts of and improve the quality of life for all people with intellectual disabilities.