Please make all cheques payable to "L'Arche Canada Foundation" and mail to:
300-10271 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, ON
Ryan is a young man who came to live at a L’Arche home after spending years at a provincial institution. Ryan was given up by his parents after doctors and bureaucrats had convinced them this was the best way to help their son.
After years of unimaginable abuse and seclusion, Ryan was invited to live at a L’Arche home. When he arrived, he was lonely and uncommunicative; he always kept to himself. Ryan was frightened of people, fearing they would harm him like he had been hurt before. L’Arche was there to provide Ryan with a home, a community, dignity and safety.
It took time but eventually, Ryan emerged from his tortured past and began trusting his live-in Assistants at L’Arche. Together they patiently discovered his gifts and nurtured his skills. Today, he freely shares his artistic abilities in his creative arts workshops – not only through his own works but through helping others discover their artistic abilities as well.
Today, Ryan is much more outgoing and has become an integral part of his home. He takes the lead in house duties and in the outings he enjoys so much. He’s even taken a part time job at the local theater.
None of this would have been possible without the opportunities and love provided by L’Arche and your support.