Marian Homes Inc. has acquired its fifth group home for people
with intellectual disabilities. “Our Lady of Light House,” located on Holborn
Avenue in Annandale, will become home to five adult men with intellectual
Marian Homes is a non-profit corporation established by the St.
Mary of Sorrows Knights of Columbus Council No. 8600 to purchase and maintain
group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities. Its first group home,
“Marian House,” dedicated in August 1998, is home to five women living together
in a family-like environment.
Regina House” is home to five men living in a family environment.
In June 2015, five men moved into the third home, “Queen of Peace.” The fourth
home, “Mother of Mercy,” is home to five men.
“We believe each person is created in the image and likeness of
God, is worthy of respect, has dignity and value, and is deserving of a home in
a safe, loving environment,” said Father James Barkett, pastor of St. Mary of
Sorrows Church in Fairfax.
Once volunteers complete demolition at the new home, a contractor
will complete the required work. All of the homes are operated in partnership
with CHIMES, an international non-profit organization. Marian Homes is entirely
volunteer-based; there are no paid employees.