- Joy Dawe
- March 13, 2013 - 06:01
Thank you so much for your article. As a member of the Cornerstone Housing Project I appreciate everything you have said. Our group is devoted to these "blessed gifts" from heaven. Everyone deserves a chance to feel equal and respected in this life and the L'Arche model is based on that. We're excited about the future and as one of the parents stated,we're very focused on this project even if our child doesn't get to live in the community. I have a 20 year old nonverbal autistic son who is the light of our world but we worry about his future . Knowing he could be part of this gives us peace of mind. Thank you again for educating people and thank God for people like Nanny Pippy and some others who don't have children like us but have a heart for their future.
- March 12, 2013 - 11:09
My eldest daughter worked with the L'Arche community in Richmond Hill,Ontario in the late 90's.We had not heard of L'Arche up to that point.We visited there and stayed in the L'Arche house with the handicapped and it was quite an experience.They were treated with such respect and dignity,it was truly inspitational.My daughter returned to NL and had a kidney transplant and went back t L'Arche to work again until 2005 when she returned to St.John's to work.Apparently two girls that had worked at L'Arche in the 1990's tried to start a L'Arche community here ,but had no success getting government approval or support.Good luck to the committee.Thank God also for organ donation.P.S. Our daughter will have her kidney 12 years on April 15th and is doing well
- Debbie Hudson
- March 12, 2013 - 07:44
In early fall a friend told me about this group that she was involved in because she has a friend that has a son with a disability. So in January my husband and I went to one of their meetings because I also have a 19 year old son that also has a disability. Well we got hooked. I would recommend if you have a child or a family member with a disability you should consider coming to a meeting, you won't be disappointed.