“We are not called to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” - Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche
L'Arche Noah Sealth
L’Arche Noah Sealth of Seattle is one of 17 communities in the United States that provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work and play together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries. Our community, like the city of Seattle, gets its name from the 19th century Duwamish leader - Chief Sealth.
Our community, founded in 1975, provides three homes and day activities for thirteen people with developmental disabilities (Core Members). They are supported by caregivers (Assistants) who come from around the country and the world to live and share life.
Though founded and rooted in Roman Catholicism, we are an ecumenical, intentional faith community and a community where all religious traditions, or none at all are respected.
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