Catholic Charities' Jobs Ministry
Christians Are Networking (CAN)

Fire at Alexandria Senior Center Temporarily Suspends Senior and Job Placement Programming

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) A fire at the Senior Center located at St. Martin de Porres in Alexandria has temporarily suspended the Centerís programming for senior citizens as well as the evening job search ministry, Christians Are Networking. On Wednesday, October 16, the Alexandria Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire that developed after the building was struck by lightning during an afternoon thunderstorm. Only one employee was present at the site and no one was injured in the fire. Due to structural and water damage, the Center is temporarily closed.

The Senior Center, located at 4650 Taney Ave., is a multipurpose program in partnership with the City of Alexandria which provides a variety of services to prevent isolation of seniors and promote their wellness, happiness, and independence. The Center is operated by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington with funding from the City of Alexandria. For updates on programming, please visit www.ccda.net or contact Maria Druke at 703-841-3835. News media should contact Elise Italiano, Diocesan Director of Communications at e.italiano@arlingtondiocese.org or 703-841-2517.

Christians are Networking at St. Martin de Porres is temporarily cancelled until further notice due to the closing of the building for repairs. Interested Job Seekers are encouraged to attend CAN meetings at our alternate locations at St. Phillips Catholic Parish, St. Teresa Catholic Parish, or in Culpeper until we are able to re-open at St. Martin de Porres.

Evening sessions held on
Thursdays (7- 9 p.m.) at
St. Martin de Porres Senior Center
4650 Taney Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-683-7704 or 703-830-5467


CAN is a faith-based ministry supporting people who are in career transition.
Job Seekers Flyer

CAN provides a venue where job seekers can prayerfully receive free professional career counseling and take advantage of networking opportunities with other professionals. 

‘Christians are Networking’ in Alexandria:
Workshops are held Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center, 4650 Taney Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.

‘Christians are Networking’ in Culpeper!

Evening sessions are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Epiphany Middle School, 309 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701. For more information on Culpeper Christians are Networking contact Margie Benitez at (703) 944-8450. †

New ‘Christians are Networking’ in Falls Church!

Evening sessions are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church, 7500 Saint Philip's Court, Falls Church, Virginia 22042. For more information, see the webpage or email CANStPhilips@gmail.com

New ‘Christians are Networking’ in Ashburn!

Evening sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Theresa School, 21370 St. Theresa Lane. For more information, contact Una Giachinta at (571)217-7551 or email at Ugiachinta@icloud.com


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