When my family and I learned that my brother, Peter, was going to be forced to leave the Northern Virginia Training Center, where he had lived for more than 30 years, we were scared to death that we would be unable to find a suitable home for him. After some research and encouragement from others, we visited the Marian Homes house on Pebble Lane. It seemed like a safe and happy environment for Peter, and when I learned the house was owned by an organization connected to the Knights of Columbus, I decided it was a good choice. As the widow of a 4th degree Knight, I knew about other wonderful things the Knights do. It has been a joy to observe Peter, for the first time in his life, consider living in a home as something so important to him. Rose Piriak Sister of resident at Regina House
Marian Homes has high standards for the homes they own and maintain. Its representatives have worked collaboratively with the Chimes staff to ensure the environment meets the needs of the individuals we support. The mission of Marian Homes supports the direction and philosophy of Chimes, Virginia. Chimes seeks to give individuals with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to live as independently as they can in the community. Without Marian Homes commitment to expand its program, Chimes would be limited in its ability to offer additional services to individuals on the community waiting lists. Nancy Eisele Past Chief Operating Officer Chimes, Virginia
Marian Homes serves as an excellent example of what public government agencies, private non-profit and faith-based organizations can achieve when working in partnership to meet the needs of those in our community who may be less fortunate than many, but equally deserving of community inclusion, acceptance, and a home of their own. The CSB could not begin to meet the many needs for housing and services if it were not for the successful partnerships, initiative and good faith efforts of organizations such as Marian Homes.
Alan D. Wooten Director, Community Living Service Fairfax Community Services Board
“Growing Our Partnership for the Intellectually Disabled One Home at a Time”