John has lived with Gabriel Homes since 1989.  He is part of the soul of Gabriel Homes and is a friend to all.  He is the perfect example of our mission to enable those with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live safely and independently within the local community.  John was only 22 years old when he moved to Gabriel Homes, since then he has grown into an independent, mature gentleman who has successfully maintained competitive employment in the community as well as friendly relationships with neighbors. He is also a regular and welcome visitor to many local establishments.  Just as the founders of Gabriel Homes hoped, John has been able to live in a meaningful way and be a valuable member of the community through the various stages of his life.  He continues to be an integral member of the Gabriel Homes and Reston community.