Human Services

L'Arche Chicago

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Oak Park, IL

Mission

We are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities of faith. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our life together. We seek to build a world that recognizes the unique value of every person and our need of one another.

Our Mission Is To:
Make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships; Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story; And engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.

Ruling Year

1996

Executive Director | Community Leader

Rev. Mic Altena

Main Address

1011 Lake Street, Suite 403

Oak Park, IL 60301 USA

Keywords

Develomental disability, intellectual disability, faith community, disability support, group home, Chrisian, eccumenical, community development

EIN

36-4030812

 Number

4034074902

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

L'Arche Chicago is working to create a world that welcomes difference and celebrates the gifts of all people, especially those with intellectual disabilities. L'Arche Chicago seeks to address three main problems: 1. People with intellectual disabilities are often marginalized because they are different. 2. The state of Illinois is ranked 47th in the country in disability services. 80% of Illinois group homes have 6 or more people with intellectual disabilities living in them, often leading to non-personalized, subpar care. In Illinois there is a group home staffing crisis, leading to high turnover and uncoordinated care. 3. People with intellectual disabilities not often valued for their contributions to faith communities and our culture tends to find diversity of faith backgrounds an obstacle to unity.

Our programs

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

L'Arche Chicago seeks to create a world that welcomes difference & celebrates the unique gifts of all people, especially those with intellectual disabilities.

L'Arche Chicago creates homes where people of different ages, cultures, faiths, and abilities live together and learn from one another. Our group homes, in the midst of residential neighborhoods, merge high quality care and genuine friendships. We maintain these homes with an average of three adults with intellectual disabilities living in them, with well-trained, well-paid direct support professionals living there as well. We work to prioritize relationship and coordinate care in such a way that each person's uniqueness is celebrated and cared for. We build a community of faith where the sacred value of each person is honored and support people with and without intellectual disabilities on their own unique faith journeys, and celebrate the strength this diversity brings to L'Arche.

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Financials

L'Arche Chicago

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No