• We accompany mothers, their children and families.

    Explore our ministries below on this page.


Watch Bishop Burbidge's interview on Catholic Current, speaking about Project Rachel and healing ministries in our diocese

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Read the press release: A year after Dobbs, women supported by Catholic ministries

Because every life is sacred we work tirelessly to protect and uphold the sanctity of all human life, through through ministries that serve women and their children and families, offering  economic, medical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual assistance, and through advocacy of life-affirming public policy. 

Read Bishop Burbidge's statement on the Supreme Court decision on life.

View two lists of resources for download: 

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Gabriel Project Support


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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'God and somebody next to you'

Nine months ago, Fabiola learned that beneath her own heart beat the tiny heart of her unborn child. And though he was with her, she felt incredibly alone.

“I was feeling very lonely but once (I was placed with a Gabriel Project angel), I felt like, ‘OK, I am going to give everything to God — God has my baby and my life in his hands,’ ” said Fabiola through a translator. “I felt like there really was an angel helping me at this time of my life.”

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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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