Our History

Our journey began in 2008 with dreams of founding a L'Arche community --a place of belonging where persons with and without intellectual and  developmental disabilities share life in a community. Trusting in God, accompanied by L'Arche USA, and overseen by a local Board of Directors - we have developed relationships with friends and supporters throughout Frederick County, especially seeking those who need and want a community like L'Arche. We have explored local needs, reviewed services currently available, determined a model for our community and created traditions of monthly celebrations for those with and without disabilities.

Community Leader | Executive Director

Megan Guzman was welcomed as the founding Community Leader in March 2020.   She holds dual degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from St. Joseph's University with a minor in Faith-Justice Studies.  Megan's journey in L'Arche began in 2007.  She joined the L'Arche Greater Washington DC and served as an assistant, Home Life Leader, Community Leader, and Training Coordinator.  Megan's work with L'Arche includes leading retreats for L'Arche USA and organizing educational & fundraising events for L'Arche Solidarity.

Board of Directors

Jeanne Kuhn, Chairman

Krista Davisson, Secretary

Bill Derbyshire

Tyler Bussard

Mary Malone

Jose Rector

Patricia O'Connor, Treasurer

Bobby Esposito

Pamela Zusi

Contact Us

PO Box 1636

Frederick, MD 21702


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