Created by House Coordinator Ernest Jackson for the 2013 L'Arche Syracuse Board Appreciation Dinner. Photos within the video by Connie Cushman and other members of the L'Arche Syracuse Community.

Living Together in L'Arche

We are people with and without disabilities sharing life in a community of faith. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our life together. We seek to build a world that recognizes the unique value of every person and our need for one another.

We are one of 16 L'Arche communities in the U.S. and one of 135 communities in 36 countries around the world.

About our Community...


"Walk in Faith"


A few years ago, Kuandé Hall of the Military Visual Journalism program of Syracuse University's Newhouse School, created a video featuring one of our core members, Ted Fox. Learn more about us by viewing this video...


Be an Assistant

Living, working, praying and playing together, core members and assistants are transformed through relationships of mutuality, respect and companionship. Our assistants accompany our core people in their daily activities and at home.  Some assistants choose to live in the home; others live out. Both find it a fulfilling, life-changing experience!

About the role of an assistant...


News + Events

L’Arche’s 50th Anniversary
L’Arche is celebrating a golden “Jubilee” anniversary across the 146 communities in 35 countries. It all began on August 4, 1964, when Jean Vanier welcomed Raphaël Simi and Philippe Seux into a small home in Trosly-Breuil, France. More…
And L’Arche Syracuse’s 40th Anniversary!
And our Syracuse Community celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014!
Letter from Jean, Christmas 2013


Read Jean's letter from Trosly.

The Founder of L'Arche


Visit www.jean-vanier.org to learn about our founder, Jean Vanier, his life and his work.

How Can Anyone Ever Tell You... 
See a video of our Community enactment of this touching song.

Monthly Potluck Suppers
Want to get to know us? Make (or pick up) a dish and join us at our next potluck supper. Learn more...
“We believe that each person, whether handicapped or not, has a unique and mysterious value…”
-- Jean Vanier
    Founder of L'Arche