We are Excited to Welcome You to L’Arche Long Island!
L’Arche Long Island is a community where people with and without intellectual disabilities live together as peers, As part of the worldwide L’Arche movement, we are committed to creating inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and to transforming society through relationships that cross social boundaries.
After a 4-year effort of love, commitment, and the diligent efforts of our Board of Directors and Friends of L’Arche, we have succeeded in opening our first home in Eastern Long Island! Our community is located in Riverhead’s very own Polish Town which has proven to be the perfect choice; it has a growing lovely downtown area and emerging developments with shopping, preforming arts theaters, and restaurants. Riverhead is the gateway to both the Hamptons as well as the wine country of Long Island.
L’Arche Long Island (LLI) and East End Disability Associates, Inc. (EEDA) began working together to plan the establishment of Long Island’s first L’Arche community, which will be one home, a community center, and several neighboring apartments. It is our goal to further develop our partnership with East End Disability Associates Inc. in order to offer educational and social activities that promote interactions between our members and the communities in which we live.
Our home has a total of seven bedrooms, and our residents are both people with and without developmental disabilities who live and share their lives together. Our Community Center is adjacent to the home and serves as a space for our community gatherings, prayer, and celebration. Our doors are always open to meet new friends within the community, whether for dinner, a game night, or just for a quick hello and cup of coffee. If you are interested in vising us, please use the “contact us” form below.