Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

By Sally O’Dwyer Catholic Charities volunteers come to us primarily because they want to make a difference in the lives of the poor and the vulnerable people we serve. They want to help — without harming the person they serve, or themselves. The key to...
Supporting birth mothers for a lifetime

Supporting birth mothers for a lifetime

SARAH* WAS PREGNANT and the baby’s father was out of the picture. Considering where she was in her life, she knew she would not be able to provide for her child in the way she wanted. With the help of her family, she decided to make an adoption plan and began working...
Transportation Can Transform

Transportation Can Transform

With a car, there is hope for opportunities and a life of independence.  In Northern Virginia and, especially, in the beltway, transportation options are seemingly endless; the metro, buses, VRE, Amtrak, ridesharing services, taxis, and personal vehicles.  However,...
Feeding the Hungry in More Rural Counties

Feeding the Hungry in More Rural Counties

Almost a quarter of a million people, 88,000 of those are children, in the 21 counties of the Diocese of Arlington are food insecure, meaning they do not know from where their next meal will be coming. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) St. Lucy...