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Navigating Northern Virginia without a vehicle can keep people from accessing jobs and the opportunity to move out of poverty. Catholic Charities Car Ministry accepts working cars, which it gives to qualified recipients. Non-operational cars are also accepted.

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In the News

VIDEO: Christ House Project 2019 (HomeAid Northern Virginia)

Catholic News Service, November 11, 2019
In May 2019, HomeAid Northern Virginia, K. Hovnanian Homes, and 28 Trade Partners completed a renovation of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington's Christ House in Old Town Alexandria. This well-used building is home to four critical programs: transitional housing for 14 men, a food pantry, emergency rental assistance, and a soup kitchen that has proudly served dinner every night since 1974. Learn how HomeAid worked around the hundreds of clients, volunteers, and staff who come in and out of Christ House each day to totally transform the space so that it can be welcoming and uplifting community space and home for many years to come.

VIDEO: A yearlong work of mercy

Catholic News Service, October 28, 2019
Every week, this former Mount Vernon, Virginia, Grand Knight collects thousands of loaves of sliced bread from three bakery distributors and shares them with those in need.

How these Virginia Catholics are helping the homeless find work

CNA | September 26, 2019

Statements and Press Releases

Catholic Charities’ Christ House Recognized with HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

November 12, 2019
On Saturday, November 9, Christ House, a project of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, was awarded the HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award. HANV is a non-profit that builds and renovates local housing and shelter facilities...

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and St. Bernadette Parish Host Public Awareness Session on National and Local Opioid Crisis

November 5, 2019
The session is part of Catholic Charities’ broad strategy to help equip parishes and the larger community with information and resources to address and cope with the issue locally...

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Catholic Charities' St. Lucy Food Project Donates 5,000 Pounds of Food in Front of Alexandria’s City Hall to Help Address Hunger

October 24, 2019
“Donating this amount of food in one delivery is just an incredible experience,” said Vincent A. Cannava, Program Director and Food Source Developer, St. Lucy Food Project, Catholic Charities. “What you see is the result of countless parishes across the diocese offering food to those in need. There are a lot of people who will not go to bed hungry as a result of their generosity...

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Statement from Bishop Michael Burbidge for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

September 24, 2019

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has chosen Sunday, September 29, for the observance of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to draw attention to those who have been forced to leave their homes because of war, violence, famine, or lack of the essential economic means...

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Catholic Charities distributes more than 500 backpacks this year

August 23, 2019

Catholic Charities Christ House in Alexandria and Migration and Refugee Services in Arlington, Fredericksburg and Manassas have distributed more than 500 backpacks and school supplies to students who need a little help getting ready for the school year...

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Catholic Charities sends mobile response center on final day of WorkCamp

July 1, 2019

The last day of WorkCamp 2019 saw more than 800 campers rise early to clean and collect their things before a day of goodbyes...

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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.