The late Fran Campbell; a mother, a visionary, a change agent who dreamed of something better for her child and others who have amazing abilities to offer to an inclusive community. Fran and her husband William had four children and along with other parents of developmentally disabled children fought for public school education for their children. This led to a career in special religious education for the developmentally disabled.

In the early 80’s, Fran approached Fr. Gerry Creedon, the director of Catholic Charities at the time, to talk about how they could work together to be change agents for adults having a desire to live independently in our community. Without her pioneering vision and the partnership with Catholic Charities, Gabriel Homes would not exist.