The aim of this program is to provide core members with a companion who over time may become a close friend/confidante/mentor/prayer partner according to the needs and wishes of the core member. It targets core members who are living independently in the community as well as those who are living with their families. 

It is expected that the relationship would develop organically and become mutually transforming in the L’Arche way.

As Jean Vanier says, ‘a real friend, to whom we can say exactly what we feel, knowing that we will be listened to, encouraged and confirmed in love and tenderness, is an essential resource.’ Community and Growth.

L’Arche talks about changing the world ‘one heart at a time’ and from time to time we all need a ‘heart to heart’ with a good listener.