L'arche is an international organization that focuses on creating community around people with developmental disabilities. People with and without disabilities live together in homes. Part of the mission of l'arche is the recognition of the unique value of persons with a developmental disability to reveal that human suffering and joy can lead to growth, healing and unity. When their gift is received, individual and social change occur. There is a great deal of emphasis placed on creating relationships and on spiritual growth. L'arche is a Christian organization, but welcomes people from all faiths and paths.