• Life is the most basic human right, and we affirm that all lives are sacred.

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Explore our ministries

We will continue to tirelessly work to protect and uphold the sanctity of all human life, through advocacy of life-affirming public policy, and through ministries that serve women and their children and families. Our ministries offer economic, medical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual assistance. 


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Also, explore ministries below that support women and families.

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Gabriel Project Support

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Gabriel Project matches pregnant women with peer companions who can offer emotional and spiritual support during pregnancy. All calls are confidential. All services are free.

Also offered: Pre-natal care assistance, financial assistance, and referrals to parish ministries, Catholic Charities and other organizations.

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Saint Margaret of Cortona Transitional Housing

The St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional and Maternity Housing Programs now supports two program tracks helping single mothers in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

St. Margaret’s assist mothers with children who may be transitioning from homeless and domestic violence shelters to independent living. They also assist women pregnant with their first child or pregnant moms who already have other children and find themselves at significant risk in their current living situations.

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Unplanned Pregnancy Options

You don’t have to figure this out alone -- talk to a trusted friend or family member or call or text us anytime at 703-973-0129 to speak with one of our friendly, certified pregnancy counselors.

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Rent, utilities, prenatal and other medical care

We accompany women in crisis pregnancies and other vulnerable people – regardless of faith - throughout our diocese by offering emergency financial assistance and medical care through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.

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Choosing Adoption

Katy unexpectedly found herself pregnant and went from considering abortion to choosing to place her child in an open adoption - a choice that brought her unexpected joy. Today, she has also found community through the Birth Mom Support Group at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington, which provides lifelong services.

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Accompanying women in need and their families

Watch our short videos and learn about how our ministries, including the Gabriel Project and Catholic Charities, offer free support to pregnant women in need throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

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Project Rachel

Project Rachel is a diocesan post-abortion ministry that offers an integrated approach to healing for anyone affected by abortion.

Offering compassionate support from trained staff, priests and licensed mental health professionals who understand the experience of unresolved sorrow, trauma and grief. Offering care, compassion and sensitivity.

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