Meet Us


Donors help transform the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities by creating home, sharing life, and building community. At L’Arche Wavecrest, our donors come in the form of friends, family, churches, universities, and people touched by having a L’Arche community locally.  Donors invest in our homes, in mutual relationships, and in a collective call to action for the dignity of every human being. We are grateful - for every donor makes big impact!

Name: Gail

Duration: 0-3 years

“The opportunity given at L’Arche Wavecrest is a unique loving partnership that brings out the best in all of us. L’Arche Wavecrest so beautifully reflects my belief that the most basic need we have in this life is to depend on, and walk alongside each other in support, loving each other unconditionally as God loves us.”

Name: Jim

Role: Donor; Previous Executive Director

Duration: 8+ years

“Mutuality is at the heart of L’Arche. One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned through my multiple roles with L’Arche Wavecrest is that loving and giving is a two-way process.  I so often receive more than I give when I am involved with the L'Arche community. Through my involvement with L'Arche, I have become more accepting of my own disability and limitations. Being different is not the focus, but rather what is common for all of us. We all are human with a great capacity for love.”

Name: Wayne

Role: Donor

“The atmosphere of caring for one another in community is something one has to experience to absorb. Every time I return for a function with L’Arche Wavecrest, I am greeted with open arms, smiles, laughter and love. It is so easy in our world to close one's self off, but there are so few barriers amongst the Core Members that love flows quite freely. My wife and I enjoy the sense of community and belonging that comes from the Core Members and L’Arche Wavecrest.”