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Bishop appoints new Catholic Charities Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

Rick Kaplar, Linda McMahon depart Board after more than 51 years joint service.


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Catholic Charities Continues to Serve Amidst COVID

Holy Week Live Stream Mass  

The pandemic came and Catholic Charities kept serving. With your help, we will continue to help our neighbors in need. Please remember the people served by Catholic Charities by donating generously.

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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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Statements and Press Releases

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese Of Arlington, To Participate In Ribbon Cutting And Bless New Food Pantry In Sterling, VA., This Friday, April 16

 April 12, 2021
On Friday, April 16, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will participate in a ribbon cutting and bless Catholic Charities' new Loudoun Regional Office (LRO) and food pantry in Sterling, Va. The LRO and pantry relocated from its longtime Leesburg, Va., location, which has two other pantries, to fill a food gap in the Sterling area...

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During National Volunteer Month, Catholic Charities Is Recognizing Its More Than 2,500 Active Volunteers For Their Selfless, Ongoing Service During Covid-19 Pandemic

 April 7, 2021
During National Volunteer Month, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is recognizing the contributions and overall impact of its more than 2,500 volunteers, 1,148 of whom were new, this past year...

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Arlington Catholic Herald

The pandemic’s toll on mental health

May 5, 2021

With millions infected with COVID-19 over the past year, the coronavirus undeniably has had an impact on the physical health of Americans. But according to mental health professionals, the pandemic has affected the mental health of many, too. Beyond the stress of contracting or spreading the virus, changes such as job losses, virtual schooling and teleworking, increased isolation, social unrest, misinformation, burnout, illness and the deaths of hundreds of thousands have taken their toll. Catholic counselors highlight constructive ways to overcome it all...

Catholic Charities mobilizes the power of parishes to aid refugees

May 4, 2021

A growing number of parishes across the Arlington diocese are helping resettle refugees in Northern Virginia through a new initiative of Catholic Charities’ office of Migration and Refugee Services...

In the News

Afghan woman perseveres to earn a diploma in Fredericksburg

The Free Lance-Star , June 1, 2021
At first, the teenager from Afghanistan was so shy and withdrawn that she barely made eye contact with anyone outside her family...

Alexandria Senior Center Undergoes Major Renovation During Pandemic

Zebra , May 27, 2021
St. Martin de Porres Senior Center on Taney Ave. has served Alexandria’s seniors for 45 years. During the pandemic, the site has been closed. This provided HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) with an opportunity to undertake a $44,000 upgrade of the facility...

Catholic Charities Arlington sees growing interest in adoption

Catholic News Agency , May 8, 2021
A spokesperson for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington says the organization has seen a growing interest from prospective adoptive parents...

The Joy of Adoption and the Role of the Catholic Church, Uptick in Interest During Pandemic

EWTN News In-Depth , May 7, 2021
The Joy of Adoption and the Role of the Catholic Church, Uptick in Interest During Pandemic...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is Helping by Offering Free Medical Care

FOX 5, On the Hill , April 25, 2021
Catholic Charities of Arlington is offering free heath clinics in Virginia run by volunteer doctors and volunteer nurses who have spent ten thousand hours helping other people...


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.