Recently, the nine original residents of Gallagher House gathered for photos. From left to right: Thomas Billings, David Dixon, Eric Ritter, Sherman Washington, Bryant Olivis, Dawnette Howard, Sean Ball, John Coles and Arthur Rutledge.


In 1977, a building on Pot Spring Road in Timonium, previously called Villa Louise, was transformed into Gallagher Services, a new program serving children with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Gallagher’s mission – then and now – is to open doors to a fuller life for people with ID/DD. Thirteen children from Rosewood Center (a state institution) moved into Gallagher Services in that year…the beginning of 40 years of service.