L’Arche’s work is simple, we invite people with and without intellectual disabilities to build communities together.
Jubilee House is a small household in Courtenay where people who have diverse abilities and those who work and live in our community to assist share life and daytime activities together in a family-like setting.
Each person contributes to the house life as they are able. Home life is the cornerstone of L’Arche. Evening meals, birthdays, and times of prayer are small but cherished celebrations that strengthen the bonds between the people sharing the home.
More than just inclusion, our philosophy is about making the most of life! Living with others emphasizes what a person can accomplish, give and learn. Just as in a family, all members of the community are responsible for the group’s well-being. Go to the Get Involved page if you would like to learn more about becoming a L’Arche Assistant.
You can become a friend of the Community and participate in our different events throughout the year, such as our weekly community prayer and potluck on Tuesday evenings.
L’Arche Comox Valley relies on the support of others who are like-hearted in living our mission. We need funds to ensure the functionality of our residences and offices.
Work and Live as an Assistant
More than a caregiver, the assistant shares his or her life with people who are less autonomous. Each year, we welcome assistants to join our community, usually for a one-year commitment.
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