Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

We presently offer services at six sites throughout the Diocese of Arlington: Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Sterling, Woodbridge, and Fredericksburg. At each of the sites, a comprehensive array of resettlement services is offered so that newcomers can become self-sufficient as soon as possible after arrival.

These services are made possible by grants from the Virginia Office of New Americans and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and also through the financial support of churches, parishes, community foundations and organizations, and individual donors.

Resettlement and Placement Services (Only for new arrivals through our agency)

  • Housing during the first 30-120 days after arrival
  • Provision of donated household goods in housing prior to arrival
  • Case management services in culturally appropriate languages
  • Cultural and community orientation
  • Orientation to public transport and, when available, receipt of donated used cars in order to get to an employment site
  • Transportation, accompaniment, and interpretation services to apply for benefits at the Department of Social Services, to register for a social security card, to register children in school, to attend initial health appointments and ESOL classes
  • Referrals to other services, such as mental health providers, as needed
  • Interpretation services as needed
  • A matching program with volunteers who aid in cultural and community orientation, in-home ESOL tutoring, transportation, etc.

Employment Services including:

(Available for any refugee, SIV, or asylee living in Northern Virginia up to 5 years after arrival or asylum approval)

  • Pre-employment training
  • Résumé building
  • Computer and technical career training
  • Support in identifying employment opportunities, applying for employment and preparing for interviews
  • Transportation to, interpretation for, and advocacy for the client during interviews
  • Follow-up with the client throughout the placement process

For more information regarding any of these services, please contact Dilprasad Basnet by email at or you can walk in to any of our offices below to get more information, see if you qualify, and enroll!

Phone: 703-841-3830
Email (if any):
8247 Shoppers Square
Manassas 20111