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News and Announcements

We Can Help: Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities continues to safely respond by phone to emailed requests for emergency rent and utility assistance to eligible individuals and families throughout the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington. Find out about the evictions process during COVID-19.

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Help By Giving

During this difficult time in our nation, Catholic Charities relies more than ever on the generosity of parishioners, parishes and friends who donate financial resources, food, or other material gifts to support our work feeding the hungry and serving other vulnerable people.

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In the News

Charities struggling to find help, provide assistance amid COVID-19 pandemic

FOX5 , November 23, 2020
The holidays are here, and that means charities all over the Washington region are kicking things into high gear –– but because of the pandemic, this year is even more of a struggle than most...

Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project Requests Food Donations to Meet Need

Telemundo , October 21, 2020
Catholic Charities holding food drive after donations drop 45%...

Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project Requests Food Donations to Meet Need

NBC4, October 21, 2020
Catholic Charities holding food drive after donations drop 45%...

Area Catholics Assist Those in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

InsideNova , August 21, 2020
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, its parishes and Catholic Charities of the diocese provided nearly $2.4 million in emergency assistance to just over 100,000 local residents of the region, according to a new accounting...


Arlington Catholic Herald

Catholic Charities adoption program helps family find ‘Waiting Child’ in foster care

November 10, 2020

Amanda and Nate Johnson of Stafford always felt drawn to the idea of adopting. “It was a desire we both had, even before we met each other,” said Amanda. The time seemed right after the births of their three daughters, now ages 9, 7 and 5.

Statements and Press Releases

Bishop Burbidge appoints new CEO/President for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

 November  20, 2020
After a thorough search process and prayerful discernment, I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Mr. Stephen Carattini President and CEO for Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington, effective January 4, 2021. I am most grateful to the members of the search committee, composed of members from the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, who have offered a great deal of their time to assist me with this task...

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Catholic Charities’ Mother of Mercy Clinic in Woodbridge to Host Drive-Thru Food and Winter Coat Distribution, Free Flu Shots for the Uninsured, to Help Those in Need

 November 10, 2020
On Sunday, November 15, Catholic Charities Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic (MoM) in Woodbridge, Va., is hosting an event to help prepare the local community for the winter. The clinic will provide food and warm winter coats to those in need and has 400 free flu vaccines available for individuals who are uninsured...

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Letter from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, on the World Day of the Poor

 October 20, 2020
On Sunday, November 15, our Holy Father Pope Francis will lead the Universal Church in observing the fourth annual World Day of the Poor. He invites us to consider how we can faithfully embrace a fundamental Christian calling in our lives as Catholics: our responsibility to serve our neighbor, especially those who are most vulnerable...

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We picked Catholic Charities because our Catholic faith is really important to us. It's important to me. It's important to my husband, and so I appreciated the fact that they were rooted in that. We really admired that their program was kind of a full-circle support system for both adoptive families and the adoptee, growing up, should they ever need it, and also most importantly, the birth mothers.