Gabriel Homes exists to enable the adults we serve to open their doors to independence. Our residential placement puts a roof over their heads and, more importantly, a solid foundation under their feet. We offer the support and encouragement they need to develop their full potential.


Gabriel Homes was founded in 1982 in the Catholic community of Arlington, Virginia and in 1985 became chartered as a non-sectarian, non-profit organization.   We take our name from the angel Gabriel, who announced that God would have a new home... dwelling among His people. 

  • Opened its first home in 1985 and by 2008 had grown to seven homes (single-family houses, townhouses and condos) with 23 residents in Reston and Herndon.
  • Accepts residents without regard to race, religion or origin.
  • Meets the needs of its residents through a staff-to residents ratio of close to appropriate to individual needs.
  • Is licensed by the (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)), formerly known as Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Service (DMHMRSAS).
  • Undergoes regular inspections by local and state officials to insure that all health and safety regulations are met.
  • Gets its revenue from three main sources: A contract for services with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board; monthly client fees; gifts, contributions and an annual charity golf tournament.
  • Devotes 91% of its revenues to its programs, with administrative costs accounting for only 9%.