December 2015 - Langley Residential Support Services



December 2015 - Langley Residential Support Services
The Langley Letter
We make a difference in people’s lives...
December 2015
would have no where to turn for support
services if it were not for Langley, because
their segment of the population is terribly
Coming Soon on Sunday,
March 13, 2016...
Dear Friends,
Thank you for continuing to support
Langley and the people we serve. We
send you this newsletter so you will
better understand who we are, how we
are serving our community and to give
you insight into what the lives of our
consumers are like. I hope you enjoy
receiving these updates.
In This Issue...
Volunteer Spotlight...
Vienna Presbyterian
Church’s Friendship Class
Meet Our Newest
Resident... Alex
Annual Fall Wine/Beer
Tasting & Benefit Auction
Something that makes Langley unique
among other residential providers — and
that I may not have stressed enough in
the past — is that we primarily serve
people with mild to moderate intellectual
disabilities who do not qualify for
Medicaid Waiver funding. People who
As we look toward the future together, I hope
you will continue to support Langley as we
make changes that will enable us to continue
to serve these men and women.
In this particular newsletter, I’m pleased I get
to introduce you to both Vienna Presbyterian
Church — who has been serving many of our
consumers for longer than we have — and a
new Langley resident, Alex. I think you will
enjoy reading the story of a congregation who
has embraced so many men and women with
intellectual disabilities in our community, and
seeing the world of a Langley resident from
the perspective of a young man just beginning
his adult life away from his parents.
Warm wishes for a happy holiday season,
Betsy Schatz
Executive Director
Volunteer Spotlight... Vienna Presbyterian Church’s Friendship Class
Langley is very grateful to the many organizations that allow us to help our
consumers live rich, full lives. This year we have been able to highlight the Junior League
of Washington and Trinity United Methodist Church for hosting our Literacy Club; and
Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s Youth Group and Rose Bates for running the Summer
Reading Club. This month we are featuring Vienna Presbyterian Church for making many
of our consumers a part of their congregation through Friendship Class.
Langley’s CFC # 49881
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite G55
Vienna, VA 22182
Friendship Class began in the 1970’s. One of it’s initial members is a Langley consumer,
and it was through her connection that more Langley consumers started attending their
meetings. Today there are 28 members in the group.
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Because everyone deserves
the chance to live a rich,
full life...
Special Thanks to the
following for their support
of our Annual Fall Wine/
Beer Tasting & Benefit
Supervisor John Foust &
Dr. Marilyn Jerome
First Potomac Realty Trust
Beyer Automotive Group
Ross, Langan & McKendree, LLP
The Chevy Chase Land Company
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh
Capitol Office Solutions
CommonHealth Chiropractic
Marv & Linda Kidder Family
Sensei Enterprises
United Bank
The Yolles Family
The Havrilak Law Firm
Fair Oaks Orthopaedic Associates
Toal, Griffith & Ragula, LLC
1st Stage Tysons
Adeler Jewelers
Kelly Ameen
American Tap Room
Arena Stage
Assaggi Osteria
Barrel Oak Winery
Blackfinn Ameripub
Blank Rome LLP
Bonefish Grill
Bowl America
Café Delux
Café Oggi
Cheesecake Factory
Carly Coho
Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Ktichen
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Doug Duvall
Encore Stage & Studio
Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
Founding Farmers
Jacqueline Garnier
George Washinton’s Mount Vernon
Georgetown University Athletics
Glory Days Grill
Ardin Goss
Ellen Gray
Greendale Golf Course
Hard Times Café
Hilton Garden Tysons Corner
J. Gilbert’s Woodfried Steaks
Jammin’ Java Music Club & Café
L’Auberge Chez Francois
Lost Dog Café
Luray Caverns
The Langley Letter
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Dec. 2015 Newsletter
Volunteer Spotlight (con’t.)
Friendship Class takes place during the
9:30am Service, and on the first Sunday
of each month the entire class attends the
Service with the rest of the congregation.
On the remaining Sundays Friendship
Class is led by Vienna Presbyterian
volunteers where they share Good News/
Bad News, pray, do Bible Study and
Personal Application. Members also have
shared a Witness for a Minute — which is
preaching a sermon for a minute — and lit
candles for the Service. They meet for all
52 weeks of the year.
Some of the members of Friendship Class
also participate in a Chimes Choir which
practices before service begins. They play
for the Congregation about four times a
year, along with being featured in Vienna
Presbyterian’s Glorious Sounds Concert.
Their choir has taught the 5th and 6th
grade Chimes Choir.
Cindy reading scripture for Advent Candle
The reach of Friendship Class goes beyond
Vienna Presbyterian Church. Every year
they vote on a service project, and this year
they are sponsoring a little boy from Haiti
named Derby. In the past they have raised
money for Stop Hunger Now and Crop
Friendship Class has been led by the
same volunteer since 1983, and she has
relied on many other Vienna Presbyterian
parishioners to help her with transporting
members of the group to and from church,
and volunteering during the class and
Chimes Choirs.
Friendship Class is open to anyone with a
disability. If you know someone who may
want to join please e-mail [email protected]
Chris, Cindy and Angela attend Chimes
Thank you, Vienna Presbyterian, for
making people with disabilities an integral
part of your Congregation!
Langley’s mission...
We serve adults with intellectual disabilities, their families and our
communities by providing quality, comprehensive residential and community support services that
will enable these individuals to live valued, productive lives.
Magianno’s Little Italy
Mangan Jewelers
Sean Manley
Maplewood Bar & Grill
Sara Mariska
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Melting Pot Arlington
Metro Center Stage
Mon Ami Gabi
Andrew Nguyen
Noodles & Company
Jim & Priscilla North
Oakton Wine Shop
Paradise Springs Winery
P.F. Chang’s
Potomac Riverboat Company
Reston Limousine
Ristorante Bonaroti
RT’s Restaurant
Silver & Stone Artisan Jewelry
Melissa Smarr
Sportrock Climbing Centers
Gloria Sutton
Doug Tees
Tempo Restaurant
TGI Friday’s
The Capital Grille
The Counter
The Red Fox Inn
The Winery at Bull Run
True Food Kitchen
Vienna Pet Spaw
Washington Capitals
Washington Nationals
Washington Redskins
Dick & Mary Weaver
Westfields Golf Course
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Judy Yolles
The Langley Letter
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Meet Langley’s Newest Resident... Alex
Alex moved into his Langley home this past April
and has quickly adjusted to his more independent life. He
first became acquainted with Langley in high school while
he was an intern in Langley’s office through his vocational
class. We have to say that Alex was one of our office’s
favorite interns, and we were very excited when we could
offer him a spot in one of our homes!
For his part, Alex is thrilled to have finally found a
residential placement. He had to wait a long time on
Fairfax County’s list before he was placed with Langley.
Prior to moving to Langley he lived between his mother
and father’s homes. Now Alex lives in a semi-supervised
Langley home that only has counselors present from
4 pm- 9 pm on weekdays and for about 12 hours each day
over the weekend.
If you get the chance to visit with him you will enjoy his
impersonations of entertainers and his quirky sense of
Langley is honored to have Alex join our family and we
look forward to the future years with him!
Event Recap... Annual Fall Wine/Beer Tasting
& Benefit Auction
Foust and his wife, Marilyn, generously opened their home
for the 7th year in a row for Langley to host our signature
fundraiser, our Annual Fall Wine/Beer Tasting and Benefit
At Right: Dr. Marilyn Jerome and
Langley Vice Chair Doug Duvall
(top right) and Langley Treasurer
Sean Manley (bottom right)
peruse the Silent Auction items.
Alex came to Langley in April.
Now successfully settled into his new home, Alex enjoys
spending time with his roommates, socializing and
cooking. On weekdays, he works at a military compound
through Didlake where he dusts, vacuums and cleans
On November 14th, Fairfax County Supervisor John
Above: Lila and Chris enjoy the
Dec. 2015 Newsletter
Guests enjoyed wines and beers provided by Vienna
Vintner, chocolates from Cameron’s Chocolates and
appetizers from Distinctive Catering by Christina. Some of
Langley’s consumers were able to join us again this year.
We are proud to say this fun evening netted over $27,000
for our programs!
We are especially grateful to our Champagne Level
Sponsor, First Potomac Realty Trust, who has championed
this event for the past 5 years. Thank you to them and
the rest of our sponsors/underwriters for making this
a wonderful event, and supporting the people in our
Having fun at Universal Studios
with his father and brother.
The Langley Letter
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Dec. 2015 Newsletter
Just like College Basketball has its
March Madness Tournament, Langley has moved
our annual bowling fundraiser, The Langley Bowl
to March!
So put on your team colors and join us on
Sunday, March 13, 2016
as we bowl to raise funds for Langley’s programs.
For more information go to Langley’s website, or contact Angela at
[email protected]
We are Honored to be a Benefitting
Charity of the 2015 CFC Campaign
CFC #49881
We make a difference in people’s lives...
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite G55
Vienna, VA 22182