Our Day Programs
We have many fun and practical day programs that reach out to our community.
For almost twenty years, the L’Arche London Day Program has served to provide meaningful activities for people with and without developmental disabilities. In that time we have constructed and strengthened a variety of activities that people who live in and out of the L’Arche community participate in. We bring people together from all over the city of London each Monday morning to sing and perform at the Music Club. The artists of our program create mosaic crafts, paintings and drawings that are exhibited at galleries, libraries, coffee shops and events throughout the year. We have fun writing plays and skits in our Drama Class, and discover joyful ways to exercise and promote healthy living with our Line Dancing, Walking Club, and Jazzercise programs. We are also community partners, with some core members volunteering in our local libraries, the Ministry of Social Services, and in our very own office.
These activities have been hosted over the years in many locations in our great city. Now, with the ground breaking and construction of the Gathering Place, L’Arche London has an opportunity to give back the spirit of welcoming others as so many have welcomed us. We will be able to expand on the activities we are already engaged in, while developing new programs that will inspire the growth, independence and dignity of the people who choose to access them: a kitchen for adaptive cooking classes, a Snoezelen Room, a Wellness Centre, nature trails and gardening. We are excited for the opportunity the Gathering Place will give us to welcome so many new people who are seeking a meaningful Day Program, and a place of belonging. The L’Arche London Gathering Place will be a place that nurtures the educational, therapeutic, and social and spiritual needs of people in London. Our Gathering Place will also serve as an opportunity for people to discover their vocation so that they can build on the skills and confidence to venture out and work, contributing to the greater community. We are grateful that each of you has chosen to walk with us on this incredible journey, and hope to see you inside the Gathering Place in the near future.