In a few years, Virginia will close four of its training centers — institutions that provide people with intellectual disabilities a place to live, plus needed medical, dental and social services. I’ve written a story about the closing of the training centers in this week’s Herald.
When the Northern Virginia Training Center in Fairfax closes next year, nearly 70 clients will need to find a place to live. Quality providers of group homes are limited, with Marian Homes Inc. one that services the Arlington Diocese. I’ve written about Marian Homes before, and always found them able to provide excellent services to a population in need.
Marian Homes was founded by the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Fairfax. There are two homes for the intellectually disabled, one that serves five men and the other five women.
There is a critical need for Marian Homes to purchase and repair other homes to service the expected rush of new clients. If you can make a donation please do, and help a population that would greatly benefit and appreciate the kindness. There is a link in the Herald story