On 27 July, 2018, Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development released a FY19 request seeking proposals from non-profit entities to provide accommodations for intellectually disabled individuals. Marian Homes developed and submitted a business plan on September 28, 2018, focused on acquisition and renovation of a 5-bedroom, single family ranch-style home located at 6218 Apache Street in Springfield, VA.
Of the total planned acquisition and renovation budget of $725,000.00, we proposed equity shares of $275,000.00 from Marian Homes and $450,000.00 from the County (equating to 38% and 62% of the contributions respectively).
Fairfax County approved our business proposal on December 14, 2018. We subsequently received the County grant and purchased the property on January 31, 2019.
We initially awarded a contract to a small business, Diana Construction, on February 5, 2019. That company subsequently requested it be released from the contract as it was unable to meet insurance and workman’s compensation requirements. We subsequently awarded a contract to Hensel Phelps to take over and complete the renovation. Hensel Phelps completed all work on July 6, 2019.
Following extensive renovations of hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, and common areas, conversion of a former garage to office space, replacement of all electrical connections and outlets, installation of gutter shields, our Queen of Hope home was opened on August 18th, 2019. It serves five intellectually disabled adult men.
Our mission is to own and maintain group homes in Virginia for persons with intellectual disability
We currently maintain six houses that will shortly be home to 30 residents
Northern Virginia needs homes for 1000 more intellectually disabled people
We need your help
A video from our Chimes of Virginia partner:
Recognized by the State of Virginia Knights of Columbus as the Community Program of the Year for 2013. Established by : KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 8600, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA See their website (www.kofc8600.org)
“Growing Our Partnership for the Intellectually Disabled One Home at a Time”