Who We Are
Who We Are
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 have four houses in the Syracuse area: true homes where lives are shared. We live, laugh, cry and pray together. Chores are shared: grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn. And so is the fun: birthday celebrations, gatherings with friends and family, vacations.
Unlike traditional group homes, with shifts of employees coming and going, in each of our homes you'll find four "core people" (people with disabilities who are the "core" of our community) and assistants who live with them.
Not all of our assistants "live in"; some "live out".
Our assistants initially commit to come and stay for a year or two. Some stay many years.
From right out of college to post-retirement, L'Arche Syracuse has welcomed assistants from the U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe and South America to join our community and live their faith.