These classes are free and open to anyone in the greater community, and for HOM clients. Beginning TUESDAY MAY 16 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, this class will meet WEEKLY for FOUR (4) WEEKS.  Class size is limited to first ten (10) people who register. Sign up begins April 24 at the check-out counter in the store. Unfortunately ONLY new students who have not taken the class may attend.  A nutritionist using  USDA class materials will start with the basics and move up to more complicated concepts. Delicious meals will be demonstrated and tasted! Please email if you have questions.



These classes are free and open to anyone in the greater community, and for HOM clients. Wednesday MARCH 22 covers Budgets (Importance and How-To) – Wednesday MARCH 29 covers the different kinds of Bank Accounts (which one you can open right away) – And Wednesday April 5 covers Saving Money (even if you think you don’t have any), and why it is so, SO important.



As a Spiritual Journey for Lent this Year, Legion of Mary is offering a six-week course using Father Gaitley materials.

Beginning Thursday March 2, and then every Thursday for six weeks, from 10:30am – noon, please come and participate in “33 Days to Merciful Love”. This study will culminate in  participants making the Consecration to Divine Mercy.

Also available….

Beginning Friday May 12, and then the second Friday of each month, from 10am – noon, we will study the Diary of St. Faustina. The “Divine Mercy” message and image she was given is the bedrock upon which House of Mercy was built.

Please email or call 703-659-1636 to get more information.


“Our” parents who have completed all four classes in the “Your Money” personal money management class are eligible to come and “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children. This is the sixth year we’ve had this no-kids-allowed program. The parents choose the gift(s) best suited for their child, then the gift is wrapped by a volunteer, ready for Christmas morning! Please follow this link if you’d like to help prepare this magical day, OR serve our parents on December 10.


Father Leo, famous chef and the Director of the nonprofit “Grace Before Meals”, hosted a fundraiser for House of Mercy on Tuesday Sept. 20. He cooked some awesome food while speaking about the importance of family meals and saying a blessing before those meals, as well as poverty and its impact on hunger.


Saturday October 1 was the 2016 annual Campaign to End Hunger Event. Your donation of $20 each person helps underwrite the costs and distribution of the foods, and  our programs to help the poor. Check back on this page for the 2017 CEH.