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The charitable arm of the Diocese of Arlington

Who We Are

Catholic Charities is the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and serves all those in need who live within the Diocese.

Catholic Charities serves all, regardless of their faith

Since 1947, when it first opened its doors as an adoption and children’s services agency, Catholic Charities has served the needs of the vulnerable, regardless of their faith, on behalf of the Catholic Church in the northern part of Virginia.

Today, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington, serving as the charitable arm of the Diocese, feeds the hungry, heals the sick, cares for the elderly and houses the homeless through more than 20 programs within 21 counties and seven cities. Its work depends on a dedicated staff and collaboration with partner parishes and parishioners, a broad volunteer network, and generous donors who support the mission.

Scroll through this website to learn more about our mission, and the Catholic principles and core values that form the foundation of our work.