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Catholic Charities Continues to Serve Amidst COVID

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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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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

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Experiences Dramatic Increase in Number of New Families Seeking to Adopt At-Risk Children During the Last Six Months

 January 26, 2020
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington adoption services experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new families beginning pre-placement training to open their homes to children waiting to be adopted. The organization saw 20 new families begin the program in the last six months, compared to seven during the same timeframe the previous year...

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month

 January,  2021
January is Poverty Awareness Month, and in the past year, many of us heard of, or perhaps experienced, greater levels of poverty than ever before. Neighbors who have always struggled to pay their bills or rent have fallen further behind. Others, who lived on the margins but were able to get by, are now unable to do so...

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Arlington Catholic Herald

New Catholic Charities food pantry, aid offices to open in Sterling

February 9, 2021

Catholic Charities will open a spacious new food pantry in Sterling in an expanded Loudoun Regional Office that will serve the western part of the Arlington diocese. It replaces the former Leesburg Regional Office, which has served the area for the past 15 years...

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Interest in Adoption Increases Amid Pandemic, with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

NBC4 , February 4, 2020
Interest in Adoption Increases Amid Pandemic, with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington...

Catholic Charities in Arlington sees increased interest in adoption program

Good Morning Washington/ABC7 , February 3, 2021
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington adoption services experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new families beginning pre-placement training to open their homes to children waiting to be adopted...

Diocese: More Considering Adoption

Sun Gazette (Weekend Edition, pg. 3) , January 29-30-31, 2021
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington adoption-services effort is experienceing what is described as a dramatic increase in the number of new families beginning pre-placement training to open their homes to children waiting to be adopted...

A Dramatic Increase in Families Seeking Adoption Seen in the Diocese of Arlington

EWTN News Nightly , January 29, 2021
The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington reports a dramatic increase in the number of new families seeking to adopt. We're joined by Meaghan Lane, Program Director of Pregnancy and Adoption Support with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, to discuss this positive news and the resources Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington provides for children and families...

Catholic parishioners gave more money to churches that went online during quarantine than to those that did not

Washington Post , December 14, 2020
The coronavirus shutdown is affecting giving to Catholic parishes around the country in dramatically different ways, data shows, with some expected to see their offertory — parishioners’ donations, typically given at weekly services — down 50 percent, while others have had an increase...

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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.