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This week is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, recognizing the hard work of direct support professionals everywhere, including for the assistants in our own community. We are full of gratitude for our assistants! Without assistants, “we wouldn’t be able to do the things that we do, we wouldn’t be able to be who we are today,” says Luke Smith, Community Leader and Executive Director of L’Arche GWDC. 

As Charles Clark, core member at 6th Street house says about assistant family members, “they’re great!” He also mentioned “We all help each other.”
We're grateful to all of our assistants!

Aneesha Alves · Ryan Avenido · Nicorria Blocker · Caroline Braun · Alex Broughton · Nathan Brown · Zachary Chambers · Ebenezer Dickson · James Dunmore · Alice Felker · Mary Forbes · Anna Fox · Alison Gillmeister · Liddy Grantland · Daisy Grijalva · Meredith Gursky · Mulu Haile · Pamela Harrington · Santa Hayes · Maryanne Henderson · Gabby Hong · Andrea Hunte · Adryen Jackson · Garrett Jansen · Ken Kinney · Gloriose Ndayishimiye · Thelma Norris · John O'Connor · Lauren Palmer · Cruz Ramirez-Sosof · Kerry Lee Riley · Alfonso (Sito) Sasieta · Ximena Serpa · Cordelia Smith · Sera Stotelmyre · Brandi Taylor · William Thomas Jr. · Dayla Tucker · Maggie Van Roekel · Charles Wood
We're Hiring!
Crisely is here to share with you what it's like to be
an assistant at L’Arche GWDC and how you can apply!

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Sunday November 7th at 2:00pm
Come say “hello” to your friends at L’Arche GWDC during our online open house! Spend quality time with community members and friends in our Zoom breakout rooms with time for discussion and activities. Invite your friends!

L’Arche participates in a number of workplace giving opportunities, including the United Way, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), and World Bank Community Connections Fund. Check to see whether your employer matches your charitable payroll contributions.

Learn more here or contact us for more information.
Slice of Life
Laurie enjoys baking and her favorite cake flavor is strawberry. She "felt like baking it on Friday." There were "two layers of the cake," covered with white frosting and a strawberry filling Laurie made from scratch. Laurie shared that "It tasted so good!" and that "it's all gone!" 
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