Known as The Arch, the L'Arche Community in Clinton, Iowa was founded in 1974 by Sr. Marjorie Wisor, OSF, a Clinton Franciscan. It is now home to about 20 Core Members and 30 Assistants, make it one of the largest L'Arche Communities in the Midwest.
Our Idenity & Mission
We are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.
Mutual relationship and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.
We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need for one another.
Make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
To foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
To engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.
The Arch Mission
L'Arche in Clinton is a Christian community of people with developmental disabilities and those who share life with them.
Our mission is to create homes of welcome, to appreciate the unique gifts of each person and to respond to each one's needs.
We try to live simply and in peace with each other and our neighbors.