Are you, a family member, or someone you know experiencing stress, depression, or a substance-abuse problem? Are you and your spouse having marital discord? Professional counselors and licensed social workers are available to help.
Is someone you know in need of food, clothing, or overnight shelter? The Christ House soup kitchen, food pantry, overnight shelter, and thrift shop can help. Christ House also provides limited assistance to individuals having trouble paying for rent, medicines, or other necessities.


Are you seeking a program to help immigrants with English classes and legal matters, such as immigrant visa applications or work permits? Hogar Immigrant Services offers assistance and has staff members who speak Spanish and several other languages.

Is an elderly family member or acquaintance living alone, isolated from the community, and unaware of local services? Learn about St. Martin's and its daily activities and referral assistance.

Are you and your spouse interested in adopting a child? Are you seeking information about domestic and international adoptions? The Center for Adoption and Pregnancy Services is licensed as a child-placing agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Are you experiencing a pregnancy and need help? Are you seeking confidential and supportive prenatal services and information on resources? Do you want information on placing your baby for adoption?

Is someone you know imprisoned and in need of spiritual and temporal assistance? Our parish-based volunteers support and coordinate outreach ministry to the imprisoned to inmates and their families.

Would you like to serve those who are in need of spiritual and temporal assistance? Learn more about how our parish-based volunteers support and coordinate outreach to those in need.

Do you or someone you know need a car to help hold down jobs, shop, and transport families as needed? Do you have a car in working condition that you would like to donate?

Do you live in the Fredericksburg area? Our Fredericksburg District Office serves the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Orange, Madison, Culpeper, and Fauquier, as well as the city of Fredericksburg. 
The Western Regional Office provides limited emergency assistance with rent and utilities, an emergency food supply and information & referrals to Loudoun, Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Warren, and Shenandoah counties, as well as parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties.

St. Margaret of Cortona Family Residences gives homeless families the time and support they need to reestablish independence after they have exited an emergency shelter.
Christians Are Networking (CAN) is a faith-based ministry supporting people who are in career transition and are seeking employment.

MRS offers a comprehensive array of resettlement services to refugees to help them "get on their feet" and become self-sufficient as soon as possible after arrival in this country. Staff members offer case management services in culturally appropriate languages (assistance is offered in 20 different languages).

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, located in Front Royal, Virginia, serves more than 1,000 individuals per month. All who are in need of food are welcome.

  • Urgent Need for Food
    Did you know that we have more than 236,000 people in our diocese who do not know where their next meal will come from (Feeding America)? Did you know that food pantries struggle the most during the summer? We need your help! Please click here to see how you can make a difference today!
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is moving to a new location.

    Our new address is:
    613 N. Royal Avenue, First Floor
    Front Royal, VA 22630
    We ask that you park on the street and refrain from parking in the lots of the nearby businesses. We will no longer be open on Wednesday evenings, but have expanded our hours so that beginning the week of September 8 we will be serving clients on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 2:30pm. For more information please call (703) 841-3830

  • The Catholic Charities Western Regional emergency assistance office and food pantry is moving to a new location.

    The office and food pantry will be closed from July 7 through August 17, 2014 and will reopen on September 15 at 9:30am. The new address is:
    316 E. Market Street
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    Directions: West on Route 7/Market Street and turn into Hogan and Sons Goodyear.

    Parking will be in the designated parking spaces for Catholic Charities. For more information please call (703) 841-3830.

  • We have published our latest newsletter; please read our Spring 2014 issue of The Mission here.
  • Catholic Charities USA recently featured an article in its quarterly magazine about how various Catholic Charities agencies protect human life and dignity in "the dawn of life," namely the unborn, newly born, and their mothers and families. Our very own Kim Harrell, program director for Center for Pregnancy and Adoption Services, is interviewed on page four.
  • The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre thanked Bishop Loverde for his service to their order by honoring him at a dinner and making a donation to Christ House in his name. Read more here.
  • Service Projects
    Its that time of year and the students are calling for things to do.
  • Catholic Charities Food Distribution Program is supported by volunteers who are evangelizing through service. Read about 'Performing corporal works of mercy' in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
  • Bishop Loverde

    On February 21st, about 750 guests joined Catholic Charities in celebrating its life-giving services at the 2014 “Light the Way” Annual Catholic Charities Ball. Bishop Paul S. Loverde presided over the evening, which raised more than $838,000 for Catholic Charities’ programs and services. New for the Ball this year was a Live Auction and $50,000 Challenge Gift from an anonymous dinner.

    Save the date for the 2015 Catholic Charities Ball—February 13, 2015.

  • Dr. Frank Moncher, of Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington’s Family Services Organization, wrote an article on Sex Trafficking for the Culture of Life Foundation.
  • VA Catholic Bishops Issue Statement on Attorney General’s Refusal to Defend State Constitution on Marriage AG's decision bypasses Virginia voters; Virginia Bishops vow to continue assertive defense of marriage.
    Virginia Catholic Confernce
  • Catholic Charities president infuses faith into service
    As president and CEO of Arlington diocesan Catholic Charities since July 2010, Bennett feels fortunate to lead an organization that serves.
  • Tips on organizing a food drive

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

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