The non-profit association L’Arche Brussels was founded in 1973, starting at Le Toit, created in 1971 by Father André Roberti. L’Arche now comprises four residential homes and one day centre, all located in the municipality of Etterbeek.
Today, L’Arche Brussels supports some forty adults with intellectual disabilities. We assist them in their daily lives so that they can develop their skills and play an active role in society. This quality support is primarily based on a mutual relationship of sharing and kindness. Our community has nearly 150 members comprising people with disabilities, professionals, volunteers and friends.
As a member of L’Arche in French-speaking Belgium, we have close ties with the three other communities located in French-speaking Belgium: Aywaille, Bierges and Namur. More than just ties, the different communities work together and carry out joint projects.
As a member of the L’Arche International Federation, L’Arche Brussels maintains united with and has reciprocal relations with other communities, particularly L’Arche in Africa.
We are currently supported and subsidised by the Commission Communautaire française de Bruxelles (COCOF; French community commission of Brussels).