Seeking Hope and Healing in the Opioid Crisis

2018 Opioid Conference:
Seeking Hope & Healing In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis

In five years, opioid overdose deaths have increased threefold within the Diocese of Arlington, and almost doubled statewide. How can we as a Diocese address this epidemic?

Join Bishop Michael Burbidge and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington, on Saturday, September 29, the Feast of the Archangels, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria, as we explore how the Church can respond to the opioid epidemic that is having such a devastating effect on our Diocese and Virginia.

The conference is free and all are invited to attend.

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2018 Catholic Charities Ball

Encountering Each Other in Christ
through Catholic Charities in Arlington

See our 2018 video, which debuted at the Catholic Charities Ball on Friday, February 2. The video, entitled "Encountering Each Other in Christ", featured three of Catholic Charities’ vital, life-sustaining programs: the Mother of Mercy Free Medical and the Prison Ministry Welcome Home Re-entry Program – both of which are new – and the Loaves & Fishes Pantry in Front Royal.

This year’s ball was attended by more than 950 guests and young adults and raised more than $1,000,000 of the nearly $8,000,000 in contributions received annually to support the delivery of 17 programs in the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington.

Support our work with a gift today!

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Purchase Event Pictures!

Photographs from the evening are available for purchase from Jenifer Morris Photography at half price. If you stopped by the Portrait Station, be sure to look for yourself or simply browse the other galleries. Just click on the green “buy” button at the bottom right corner of the screen when viewing an image.

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Changing Lives Daily

Catholic Charities' Blog

The St. Lucy Project

Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington believes passionately in a future without hunger. Click here to see our map showing our partnerships with parishes, food pantries and the assistance of the Knights of Columbus to bring food where is it most needed in our Diocese. Right now, more than 236,000 people in our diocese are food insecure—they do not know where their next meal will come from. To help solve this problem we need your support, time and talent. Join us today!

Community Information

We are a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) workplace giving organizational participant.
To make a workplace gift, please use our organizational ID #24770.

Federal ID #24770 America's Charities – Community First of Greater Washington DC Partner

Rappahannock United Way Member Serving Fredericksburg Federal ID #65357

Combined Virginia Contribution (CVC) member ID #4605 or 6404

Catholic Charities of Arlington proudly supports the Chamber of Commerce for Loudoun and Prince William Counties

Hurricane Florence Appeal

Donate to help those affected by Hurricane Florence

Many brothers and sisters in North Carolina, South Carolina and other states are struggling amidst the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath. Please consider providing financial assistance to vital efforts, on behalf of the Church, to relieve their suffering.

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Program Spotlight

Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic to provide basic medical care to an estimated 8,000 uninsured individuals in Manassas and Manassas Park.

For more information, please click the link below or contact Alexandra Luevano, (703) 335-2779 (ext. 12) or email


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Welcome Home
Re-Entry Program

Catholic Charities serves men and women returning to their communities after incarceration. Interested in being a Volunteer Mentor on our team? Download our flyer by clicking the button below.

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The Joy in Serving

Programs and Services

Refugee Resettlement Frequently Asked Questions

A Life Giving Mission

St. Lucy Project

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Support our work caring for the vulnerable in our diocese.

Car Ministry

Donate your car!

(working or non-working cars accepted)

Navigating Northern Virginia without a vehicle can keep people from accessing jobs, and the opportunity to move out of poverty. A car can transform lives and help people support their families, reduce their reliance on subsidies and become more financially secure.

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