Become an Assistant

Become an Assistant

Live-In Assistants provide support and share in friendships with Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities).  Find out more...

Become an Assistant

Live-In Assistants who come to live in a L’Arche community, provide support and share in friendships with Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities).  Assistants find their time at L’Arche to be filled with meaning, growth, friendship, challenge, and fun.  Assistants come to live in L’Arche often for one year.  For some, L’Arche is a career.

Through friendship, meaningful work, fun social activities, and home life, Assistants and Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities) build communities of belonging together.  Assistants support Core Members in their everyday lives through:

Friendship and Sharing Life– prepare and eat meals together, live together in a L’Arche home, spend time going on outings, hang out together, plan celebrations, share spirituality

Providing direct care and personal support– help someone to get dressed, give medication, assist with mobility and appointments

Supporting in daily activities – drive someone to work, shop for groceries, run errands, keep the house clean

Sharing talents and gifts – participate in and help to organize community activities and events.

Interested?  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Mary Bee Haworth @ 519-652-9778 ext. 223.

The L'Arche Canada site has information on becoming an assistant.

 

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