Migration & Refugee Services

80 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
703-841-3876; Fax: 703-524-2741

100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 135
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
540-899-6507; Fax 540-899-6508

8241 Shoppers Square
Manassas, VA 20111
571-364-8010; Fax 571-364-8991

Belayneh Loppisso, Program Director
Migration & Refugee Services

Migration & Refugee Services

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Catholic Charities of Arlington and Office of Migration and Refugee Services is one of 104 national affiliates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Since its founding in 1975, the office has resettled and assisted over 20,000 refugees and asylees in the Northern Virginia community. All refugees that enter our program have been vetted by the U.S. State Department, and 89% of those we assist have helped the U.S. Military abroad.

As the largest refugee resettlement agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we expect to serve over 600 refugees, asylees, and Special Immigrant Visa holders this year alone.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We presently offer services in five sites throughout the Diocese of Arlington, including Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Annandale, and the city of Fredericksburg. At each of the sites, a comprehensive array of resettlement services are offered so that newcomers can become self-sufficient as soon as possible after arrival. Staff members offer case management services in culturally appropriate languages - presently we have 24 different languages on staff. These services are made possible by grants from the Virginia Office of Newcomer Services, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and through the financial support of churches, parishes, groups, and individual donors.

Programs and Services

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 aluevano@ccda.net

 

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Thrift Store Re-Opening

The Christ House Thrift Store is Open!

Following an exciting two months of renovations and improvements, we are open for business and accepting donations! Please stop by to say hello and if you can, donate your own gently used clothing and household goods. Due to our renovations, we had to turn away many generous donations. We are now looking for help to get our inventory back up to par. The thrift store serves thousands of poor and beautiful souls every year. We need your help to make sure we can provide for our families again as soon as possible. Thank you for your prayers and your donations!


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