L'Arche Tahoma Hope is a member of the International Federation of L'Arche. The first L'Arche community was begun in 1964 in Trosly-Breuil, a village north of Paris, France. It began in much the same way that L'Arche Tahoma Hope did - in response to the need for companionship of two men with disabilities. Out of this single response has grown a Federation that is made up of over 135 communities in 36 countries throughout the world.
Although each community functions autonomously, all are committed to a common mission. Individual communities take on the flavor of the culture they are immersed in, yet there is a familar feel to any L'Arche community, regardless of what language is spoken or what religion is practiced....it feels like home.
To find out more about L'Arche International, visit their website at www.larche.org.