CAN volunteers make the job search a little less lonely

CAN volunteers make the job search a little less lonely

*** By Chris Oliveira, Summer College Student Volunteer, Catholic Charities It is often too easy to view unemployment as a simple number, flashed in news headlines and used as a talking point. But for those who make up that number, unemployment carries a much heavier...
How Can “Financial Literacy” Improve Your Life?

How Can “Financial Literacy” Improve Your Life?

“It must start with the little daily choices. Everyone is called to do his or her part, to use goods in a way that promotes solidarity, to care for creation.” – Pope Francis Are you struggling to meet your financial obligations each month?  Do you find it...
March Meals and April Easter Baskets

March Meals and April Easter Baskets

Debra Beard, Volunteer Coordinator for our St. Lucy Project, shares updates on parish participation through food drives, volunteering, and Lenten giving! And Sister Aniliza Pacheco Juan, Volunteer Coordinator at Christ House, shares how students and volunteers...
A Rapid Response to Trauma

A Rapid Response to Trauma

A Rapid Response to Trauma: Providing Mental Health First Aid A Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington counselor used her expertise to be present to those in a moment of crisis. Elissa Wiggins (nee Kergosien) from the Family Services office in Fredericksburg...
Providing easy, healthy meal options

Providing easy, healthy meal options

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is located in Front Royal, Virginia and is normally open Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. All who are in need of food are welcome. Loaves and Fishes serves more than 1,000 individuals per month. *** Registered Dietician Maureen...
A small act of sabotage

A small act of sabotage

January 5th: Fr. Paul Berghout blessed a donated car for a mother of three who fled the Ebola outbreak in 2014. She is a parishioner of Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria. Below, John Knutsen, Coordinator for Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation for the diocese,...