About the Office

80 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
703-841-3871; Fax: 703-524-2741

Dr. Patricia Maloof, Program Director
Migration & Refugee Services

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OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

The mission of Catholic Charities Refugee Services is to help our clients become self-sufficient as soon as possible. It is our obligation to welcome all newcomers to our land regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin and to lift them out of oppression and empower them with the tools necessary to succeed in their new land. Today, we at Catholic Charities Refugee Services are more committed than ever before to our mission of "welcoming the stranger" into our community.

We seek to serve with compassion and provide a supportive environment in which the dignity of each person is respected and the culture of each celebrated. We believe that that the empowerment process mandates that we address the needs of the body, mind, and spirit of each of our clients. We always recognize that our clients are resilient and capable individuals with extensive personal life experiences and that we are simply providing the tools by which these individuals will achieve independence in their new lives in America.

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Prison Ministry - Returning Home Backpack Program

Life for an ex-offender can be very difficult. It is hard to gain employment and housing with a criminal record. There is often very little family or community support available to these men and women as they transition back into our community. One of the many ways that we offer support is to provide backpacks to those leaving jail. These backpacks demonstrate our love for our brothers and sisters, containing toiletries and other needed survival items. To learn more or spread awareness about this project, download the flyer below.


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