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Program Name
L’Arche Boston North
Agency Office
53 Wingate Street
Haverhill, MA 01831
Program Type
Residentialprogram types definition
Business Filing Type
Organizational Type
Transportation options
public transportation, private
Hours of Operation
24 hours/7 days
Accessibility Features
Wheelchair Ramps, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Near Public Transportation, Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Medical Needs, Free Transport
Jennifer Matthews
Case Management, Group Homes, Skills Training, Socialization Activities
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
Eligibility Requirements
DDS eligibility


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’.


Client Information

Staff to Client Ratios
2 clients to every 1 staff person
Age Range of Clients
22 years to 99 years
Number of Current Clients

Towns Served


Record last updated on 10/01/2019

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