A gift of $75 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington will set up a kitchen for homeless families moving into our transformational housing program.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Inc.
Catholic Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency offering services in twenty-one counties and seven independent cities in northern and central Virginia that comprise the Diocese of Arlington. Catholic Charities provides services to ALL in need, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. We have been in operation since 1947. The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve the most vulnerable by offering programs that help clients recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain dignity.
Our programs and services operate in and support more than 100 locations throughout a 21-county region and include: Christ House Men's Shelter (which includes a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, evening meal and thrift store); St. Margaret of Cortona Family Transitional Housing for homeless families; Pregnancy and Adoption Services; Migration and Refugee Services; Hogar Immigrant Services and ESL instruction; the St. Lucy Food Project (delivering food to more than 50 food pantries across the region), St. Martin de Porres Senior Services; Counseling Services; Car Donation services for the poor; Prison Ministry, workforce development programs and regional offices in Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Manassas, and Front Royal to serve residents around the diocese.
Catholic Charities has diverse funding sources, including direct contributions, the annual Catholic Charities Ball, special events, grants, workplace giving campaign and America's Charities. According to an independent audit, approximately 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to program services. Our five year goal is to significantly expand services throughout the 21-county region. We will continue to work cooperatively with a variety of non-profit agencies, parishes and churches, and business, community and youth groups to expand our service reach, and to reduce any duplication of these needed services. We operate and support people in need across the 21-county region of Virginia, with site locations in Loudoun County, Warren County, Prince William and Fredericksburg, and all across the beltway counties. This commitment to go where the help is needed is a critical aspect of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Arlington and where your financial help is needed most.
Each year, 110 professional staff members and close to two thousands volunteers serve tens of thousands each year. Catholic Charities works in collaboration with other local service providers to better guide clients to other available area resources; and seeks to raise community awareness about the need to support the poor among us through communications and outreach activities. We serve all people in need of services with dignity, professional care and compassion.