Friends of L'Arche, Perth
In March 2017 Friends of L'Arche Perth opened its first house of welcome in Dianella. The Dianella L'Arche house will be the focal point for the Friends of L'Arche Perth Community offering a warm and inviting home environment to hold meetings, community gatherings and retreats. In time, it is hoped that the Friends of L'Arche Perth house of welcome will be able to extend its offering to including respite and accommodation services for Core Members and their families.
Friends of L'Arche Perth is actively working towards becoming part of the international federation of communities, known as L’Arche, where people from all spiritual paths with and without disabilities share daily life together. With the first L'Arche house in Perth now acquired, this goal is soon to become a reality.
Friends of L'Arche Perth began in 2003 with a focus on nurturing informal supports for young adults with an intellectual disability and providing gathering and friendship networks for their families.