As the Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins community moves through the different stages of founding and establishing ourselves as a L’Arche Member Community, the opportunities for you to get involved will grow, shift and change.

Currently, we’ve identified the following as ways you can be active participants in our community and support our work to establish L’Arche in Fort Collins.

Host a Presentation
One of the most essential pieces to building our community is just that, building community! We are looking for ways to share our dream and vision with the Fort Collins community, to meet new people, and make new connections. We’d love to join you and your church group, congregation, co-workers, students, friends, book club, etc. to talk about how we can work together to bring L’Arche to Fort Collins.

Gather with Us
Beginning in 2018, our community with be hosting monthly community gatherings. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to begin building the mutually transforming relationships that are at the heart of L’Arche while we work to acquire and open a home.

Volunteer
Do you have skills or experience you believe would be helpful to the Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins Community’s founding process? Are you willing to offer some time and energy to help us through the next few steps towards making L’Arche a reality in Fort Collins? We’d love to hear from you!

Donate
Have a crazy schedule with limited ability to volunteer your time, but want to find an alternate way to support the Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins Community? We’re beginning to raise the funds needed for the acquisition of a home (Amount dependent on the specific real estate available) and the first year of operating as a program approved service agency (We estimate this amount to be approximately $200,000).

Join Our Board
Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins is looking to expand our board! Do you or someone you know have a desire to help build community in and around Fort Collins and share the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. We are particularly interested in welcoming board members who have experience in the following:

  • Finance
  • Law
  • Fundraising
  • Real Estate
  • Programming for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Share About L’Arche
Now that you know about L’Arche, spread the word!  If you want to help us build relationships in the community, talking about our mission and dream for the community will make all the difference. Not sure what say? Share the below video from the L’Arche community in Spokane, Washington about life in L’Arche or the video from L’Arche Greater Washington DC located at the bottom of our website..

L’Arche Spokane from L’Arche USA on Vimeo.