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1 2014 Annual Report CATHOLIC CHARITIES Diocese of Arlington No single act of love for God will be lost, no generous effort is meaningless, no painful endurance is wasted. Pope Francis 1

2 Core Values St. Martin de Porres Senior Services Help the poor Transform lives Integrate the Catholic faith Increase resources Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is dedicated to serving our community s most vulnerable residents, bringing transformative services to the poor of body, mind and spirit. Our work is Christ-centered and client-centered. Therefore, it is our mission to serve each client as a child of God created in His image and likeness. We fulfill immediate and long-term needs for our clients 365 days a year; providing warm meals and emergency financial assistance, as well as counseling, housing and family reunification. In 2014, we touched the lives of 94,419 men, women and children in the Diocese of Arlington. However, the amount of people who call for help is growing daily. Their voices are urgent, desperate; perhaps we are their last best chance. Just as they rely on us, we rely on you, the faithful and people of good will in the Diocese of Arlington. Your gifts of time and treasure bring hope and healing to those in desperate need. 2

3 In Gratitude To You Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde Bishop of Arlington Richard T. Kaplar Chairman, Board of Directors Art Bennett President and CEO Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is truly a life-giving agent for hope, healing and transformation. The love of Christ s Heart becomes visible and alive in both those helped and those who provide help. This is made possible by the compassion, care and commitment all visible signs of love which our volunteers, supporters, employees and board members make real. To all, we extend our profound gratitude. Gratitude message here... To love God and one s neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means to see in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve Him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus. Thank you! Pope Francis 3

4 Hogar Education Programs Homelessness Christ House Men s Transitional Shelter St. Margaret of Cortona Family Transitional Residence Emergency and Food Assistance Christ House Thrift Shop The St. Lucy Project, including: Manassas Hub Christ House Pantry Strengthening Families Pregnancy and Adoption Support Family Services Counseling Immigrant Services Hogar Education Emergency Financial Assistance Loaves and Fishes Pantry Leesburg Regional Office St. Martin de Porres Senior Services Hogar Legal Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) Volunteer Ministries Car Donation Ministry Parish Liaison Network Baby Closet Prison Ministry Christians are Networking (CAN) Jobs Ministry 4

5 Whatever we needed and whenever it was, Catholic Charities was and still is there to help us. As the days pass, I feel more comfortable here than I was in Nepal. Bhim and his family lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for 17 years. As a legal asylee, Bhim was welcomed into the United States by Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) office. They found and furnished an apartment for him, helped to integrate him into the community and found him a job. He started out as a security guard at GEICO Insurance, but after hard work and promotions, he now works in their claims office. This year he was able to purchase a home in 5 Fredericksburg for himself and his family. Migration and Refugee Services

6 The St. Lucy Project Highlights from 2014 Opened three new counseling locations on parish campuses: St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Colonial Beach, St. William of York in Stafford and Holy Family in Dale City Increased total number of counseling locations to nine: six parish campuses and three office locations, enabling our services to be available near those who need it most Distributed 729,000 lbs. of food to the hungry Received a large financial donation to re-energize our food program from there The St. Lucy Project was born to feed the hungry and nourish the soul Served 23 parish pantries and 22 ecumenical pantries across the diocese Awarded a refrigerated truck to deliver healthy and perishable food throughout the diocese Housed 98 people between Christ House Men s Transitonal Shelter and St. Margaret of Cortona Family Transitional Residences, including 31 children Encouraged residents to participate in individual and group therapy, financial and computer literacy, Bible studies and parenting classes to enhance their transformational experience Welcomed more than 2,000 volunteers who put their faith in action by donating more than 70,000 hours of their time to Catholic Charities Saved more than $1,582,000 because of our dedicated volunteers 6

7 Goals for FY15 Continue adding Catholic-based counselors and counseling locations at parish campuses across the diocese Increase outreach to the elderly by sharing Best Practices with parishes across the diocese Launch The St. Lucy Project with a new distribution hub in Manassas and relocate pantries in Front Royal and Leesburg Double the amount of food distributed in 2014 by delivering 1.5 million pounds of food to needy families in our diocese Expand our healthy food initiative by acquiring a second refrigerated truck to deliver fresh food to the 21 counties in the Diocese of Arlington Expand our legal services and staff so we can serve unaccompanied minors Increase parish participation through volunteerism to support the New Evangelization I m finally able to be the father my children deserve. I m not sure where I d be today if I hadn t come to Catholic Charities for help. I think this place saved my life. St. Margaret of Cortona Family Transitional Residence Greg s life was spiraling out of control because of an undiagnosed mental illness. He had lost his job and his family. Greg sought the help of Catholic Charities and began weekly therapy sessions with one of our licensed counselors. It s the first time in three years that he has had steady employment. Most importantly, his relationship with his children has drastically improved. 7

8 Board Members Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington Richard T. Kaplar, Chairman of the Board Brian D. Roberts, Vice Chairman Alan F. Holmer, Esq., Treasurer Ronald S. Riggins, Secretary Rev. Mark S. Mealey, OSFS, Ex-Officio Member Mary Beth Carroll Rev. Robert C. Cilinski Fernanda S. Howard Dr. Linda R. McMahon Lawrence J. Morris, Esq. Kurt A. Pfluger Richard P. Quintana Robert J. Smith, Esq. Beverly H. Tauke Art Bennett, President and CEO, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Expressing the love of the Gospel though our actions is vital to being faithful disciples of Jesus and His authentic witnesses. Christ House Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington 8

9 ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Pregnancy and Adoption Support From the very first time I called the Catholic Charities office, their professionalism and compassion was overwhelming. They knew the journey I was on and could anticipate my questions before I could ask them. Knowing that my son is in the hands of parents that I got to select is such a comforting feeling. Knowing that he s getting the life that I could not provide helps confirm my decision. A mother who made an adoption plan for her son through our Pregnancy and Adoption Support program 9

10 Lives Touched in 2014 Homelessness Clothing 535 Meals 23,725 Supportive Housing 98 Emergency and Food Assistance Community Referrals 13,046 Emergency Financial 1,380 Food for Families 47,616 Maternity Assistance 942 Strengthening Families Adoptions 23 Birth Parent Support 744 Individual and Family Therapy 651 Senior Services 162 Immigrant Services Education Services 1,643 Legal Services 2,147 Refugee Resettlement and Family Reunification 1,363 Volunteer Ministries Car Donation Ministry 94 Christians are Networking (CAN) Jobs Ministry 100 Prison Ministry 150 Total Lives Touched 94,

11 Financials Program Services $8,600,810 88% In-kind Contributions $992,570 Third Party Giving 10% $463,283 4% Program Services $1,010,210 Fundraising $1,355,798 10% 13% Diocesan Contribution $1,702,829 16% Investment and Other Income $264,880 3% Sources of Support: $10.3 million 25% 19% Expenditure of Funds: $9.8 million Government Grants $2,562,745 Contributions $1,993,495 5% 7% Management and General $484,090 Fundraising $666, cents of every dollar went directly to program services Fiscal Year 2014 numbers were audited by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, an independent CPA firm, and approved by the Board of Directors on December 9, 2014 I didn t have any resources didn t really have a path at all. I was lost out there. They really try to pick you up at your lowest level whether it s finding a job, helping with your personal relationships or pretty much anything that benefits you. I honestly don t know how I would be managing without Catholic Charities and Christ House. Jordan was suddenly on his own after being forced to leave his own home by an alcoholic stepfather. Unable to call on other family members, Jordan was homeless and only 20 years old. He found a home at Christ House. He was able to get back on his feet and begin following his dreams of finishing his education and joining the Air Force. 11

12 Join us today as we work to serve the poor in the Diocese of Arlington Shenandoah Page Frederick Warren Clarke Rappahannock Fauquier Loudoun Prince William Fairfax Homelessness Emergency & Food Assistance * Strengthening Families Immigrant Assistance Volunteer Ministries Food Pantries Supported by The St. Lucy Project Arlington Alexandria Madison Culpeper Stafford Orange Spotsylvania King George Westmoreland Richmond Northumberland Catholic Charities... Lancaster Was founded in 1947 Serves all 21 counties and 70 parishes in the Diocese of Arlington Serves those of all faiths or no faith at all To receive help or offer help, please contact us at: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 506 Arlington, VA

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