L’Arche Boston North L'Arche Irenicon

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Contact Information

L'Arche Irenicon
Contact: Jennifer Matthews, Director / Community Leader
Email Address: office@larchebostonnorth.org
Phone: 978-374-6928
Fax: 978-373-9097

53 Wingate Street Haverhill, MA 01831
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location L'Arche Boston North

Narrative

Member of International  Federation of L'Arche communities. Life-long committment for home & support, community of peers, personal rather than client/professional relationships.  Work closely with state agencies. Houses located in Bradford & Haverill. Funding state/private for room & board.

 

Community life in L’Arche for a person with an intellectual disability may be a place to live independently, or in a household with others, as well as a place of work: day programs, a part-time job, crafts, services…or a place of home based activity; at all times it is a place of support and guidance that adapts as well as possible to the needs of each individual; it is also a place of commitment, to share daily life with the support of Assistants and other community members.

L’Arche Boston North homes are places of welcome for all people, we are an inter-denominational faith community where the gifts of intellectually disabled adults (core members) are revealed through mutually transforming relationships. Our daily life is centered around four communal homes and the 17 “core members”, who call L’Arche Boston North their home. These core members have valuable lessons to impart to everyone they meet. Faith, patience, love and joyful spontaneity make them, in L’Arche language, true ‘teachers of the heart’.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Group Homes
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Relationships/Friendships

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Speech Impairment

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Free Transport
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS