HOLY FAMILY SOCIAL MINISTRY PROMOTES JUSTICE AND PEACE THROUGH SERVICE, COMMUNITY, MISSION and EDUCATION/ADVOCACY

SERVICE

Counseling: (Individual – Family – Couples) Provided through Catholic Charities to assist parishioners during periods of extreme instability including financial stress, mental health crises and incidents of domestic violence. Appointments are Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm at HOLY FAMILY.

Sliding fee scale.

Contact Ms. Carter for an intake Appointment : 703-224-1630 (bilingual)

Jessica Tappel (bilingual Clinician) jtappel@ccda.net

Maddie Lupo (Director of Social Ministry)

Email: mlupo@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: (703)670-8161 Ext 312

Emergency Assistance: Holy Family works with other charitable organizations and churches through ACTS to assist our clients with their utility bills. To qualify you must make an appointment with Social Ministries, live in one of three zip codes (22191, 22192 or 22193) and bring proof of your address and a picture ID.

Contact: Ana Lemus   Email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 336

Contact: Maddie Lupo mlupo@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 312

Christmas Giving Tree: The Christmas Giving tree is a project for the less fortunate during the Holidays. We gather names from our Pantry Clients for children and Seniors.   During Christmas we will hang tags with a child’s or senior’s name and what they would like for Christmas.

Contact: Christine Chang piching_chang@yahoo.com

Contact: Ana Lemus Email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 336

Food Pantry:   Holy Family provides food to the needy.   The requirements are to live in one of three zip codes (22191, 22192. or 22193), proof of your address with a picture ID and to request an appointment through Social Ministries.

Contact: Ana Lemus Email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: (703) 670-8161 ext 336

Contact: Judy Snellgrove trevors1@aol.com

backpackBack Pack Program: Provides bags of healthy, prepared food each weekend for 25 students that a neighboring school has recognized as the neediest.   The program organizes food drives, packs the weekend food and distributes in private to the selected students.

Contact: Debbie White dkdwhite@gmail.com

Contact: Gretchen Hagen-Gates ghagengates@gmail.com

Homeless Outreach: Holy Family provides food for two of this area’s shelters. During the months of Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb volunteer cooks bring food to the shelter once per month.   We sometime cook during the summer if requested.    For the unsheltered homeless, living in tents, we provide propane and other goods throughout the year.  Please contact Digger Smith for updates on what items are most urgently required.

Contact: Judi Peacott at jpeacott@holyfamilycatholicchurchdalecity.org or

Contact: Juan Martinez (Spanish) at juanmm@juno.com

Contacts: Digger Smith for the unsheltered homeless at diggersmith369@gmail.com

Health Van: A Health Van comes to Holy Family once per week every Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Requirements are to make an appointment, bring proof of income for last two months or recent tax return, proof of Woodbridge address, 2 IDs, Proof of lease or Mortgage payment.   A fee of 20 dollars is accepted to keep these vans returning to Holy Family.

HOW TO GET HELP.

After getting financially screened and qualified for care, patients are able to have regular health maintenance appointments, sick visits, and qualify for traditional screening including lab work, pap smears, and imaging services (X-rays, Mammograms). FHC participates with a low cost pharmacy and is able to get 3 months’ worth of many medications for the only $5.

To be seen, patients must be screened by the Financial Services Department at the hospital.  Patients must live in Eastern Prince William County, have no health insurance, not be eligible for Medicaid, and show financial documentation confirming that they are at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level.  FHC does not ask about legal status but does ask that patients bring the required documentation to their appointment with the Financial Counselor.  Once approved, they will receive a “membership card” that is good for four months after which they will need to re-qualify with Financial Services.  In many cases (but not all), re-qualifying may be done simply over the phone.

The FHC team is more than happy to accept new patients and delight in partnering with the uninsured community in an effort to improve their lives through health and wellness.

For more information or to see if you qualify for care in the FHC program, please call the FHC Operations Coordinator, Sarita Ramos at 703-523-0998 for further assistance or contact Ana Lemus at 703-670-8161 Ext 336. Email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

By Appointment Only: (703) 338-6678

Mammogram for scheduling: (703) 523-1560 or

Contact: Ana Lemus Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 336

email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

HOW TO HELP.

Spread the word about these wonderful vans.   FHC wants to take care of patients.  FHC does ask its patients to make a $20 co-payment with for their visit and $5 for each medication.  Since FHC is billed $5 per medication as an administrative filling fee from their non-profit organization partner and FHC is just asking to be reimbursed for those medications.  The co-payments are very reasonable for the great service patients are given and they, in turn, feel good about themselves when they feel like they have contributed to their care in a small way.

If FHC ever had a patient that had trouble paying for their medication or visit, would you be willing to help them financially?  For instance, some patients are on multiple medications, so if they have 8 meds at $5 each, that would be $40.  Could you help with all or part of this?

Parish Nurses: Holds special health-related events aimed to reduce disease and promote wellness. Events include blood pressure screenings and other health assessments.

For Appointment call: Brenda Clark at 703-523-1560

Contact: Brenda Clark Email: nurse@holyfamilydalecity.org

Contact: (Spanish) Carmen Andrade Email: freddyconcarmen@yahoo.com

Dental Care: Professional dentists provide pro bono services by appointment only.

Contact: (English/Spanish) Maddie Lupo Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 312

Email: mlupo@holyfamildalecity.org

Contact: (Spanish) Ana Lemus Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 336

Email: alemus@holyfamilydalecity.org

Best Choice (a Mobile Ultrasound & Resource Center): supports expectant mothers by providing prenatal care, sonogram screenings, printed materials and counseling. These tests are provided on-site via a mobile ultrasound and pregnancy resource center. Events include the Baby Bottle Fundraiser promoted through Holy Family.

Contact: Angela Clark (Exec. Dir.) at 703-946-3077 abestchoiceforyou@gmail.com

Contact: Lisa Gregory(Counselor ) Email: lgregory@bbprintnet.com

Phone: (703) 989-4386

www.abestchoice1.org

14627 Ely Court

Woodbridge, VA 22193

Seniors: Holy Family supports Seniors by hosting a Bingo day every Wednesday during lunch serving drinks and treats.   Holy Family also serves

a luncheon on the following dates: (St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving , and Christmas).

Contact:   Marge Einsmann (coordinator) mveinsmann@verizon.net

Contact: (Spanish) Maddie Lupo mlupo@holyfamilydalecity.org

Phone: 703-670-8161 ext 312

Crafters: Holy Family Crafters meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 am until Noon creating gifts for the Holiday Bazaars and for the Summer Fair.   All proceeds go to Holy Family.   They enjoy occasional field trips, shopping and luncheons.

Contact: Peggy Neville mjnevill@erols.com

Contact: Blanca Sloan

Phone: 703-670-8161

Engaging Youth: Provides volunteer opportunities for our youth to put their faith into action fulfilling the gospel message, “Love thy neighbor”. Volunteering in Social Ministry will teach the youth to engage in the various ministries and assist them with creating service projects.

Contact:   Mark Hieronymus Email: mhieronymus@holyfamilydalecity.org

Contact: Father Diaz Email: adiaz@holyfamildalecity.org

Contact: Toni Papp Email: tpapp@holyfamilydalecity.org

Respect Life: A ministry where volunteers help pregnant women and new mothers with diocesan programs like Gabriel Project and Spiritual Adoption. We also provide post-abortive support through diocese programs like Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. We support the diocese in events such as the Respect Life Mass & Rosary, Peaceful Prayer Vigils at local abortion facilities and 40 Days for Life opportunities.

Contact Marilyn Martin mmartin@holyfamilydalecity.org

Gabriel Project: Diocese of Arlington Help Line 1-888-444-3553,

gabrielproject@arlingtondiocese.org

Project Rachel/Rachel’s Vineyard: 703-841-2504 or 888-456-HOPE,

projectrachel@arlingtondiocese.org

Diocese of Arlington Respect Life:

http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/respectlife/index.aspx.

sidelogoHogar Immigrant Services: offers a combination of legal consultation & representation; English-language instruction & other adult education programs; and naturalization assistance.

Contact: Jackie Chavez at JChavez@ccda.net

Catholic Charities, Hogar Immigrant Services

Office: 571-208-1572, x 104   volunteer.hogar@ccda.net.

new acts logoAction in Community through service (ACTS): A local non-profit organization serving the residents of PWC preventing and alleviating human suffering. ACTS provides assistance to people in crisis in collaboration with Holy Family and other parishes and churches in PWC. Services include Family Assistance, Clothing & Household items,Groceries, Emergency Prescription, Shelter, Children’s Program, Adult Advocacy Program, Community Outreach,Court Advocacy Office, Behavioral Intervention.

Phone: (703) 221-3186   ACTS Help Line (24 Hr Svc) Phone: (703)368-4141

Location: 3900 ACTS Lane, Dumfries, VA 22026

Contact (Holy Family): Larry Pemberton Email:   lawrencea.pemberton@verizon.net

Contacts: Digger Smith for the unsheltered homeless at diggersmith369@gmail.com

COMMUNITY

cfhCatholics for Housing (CFH) : dedicated to creating affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families.

www.catholicsforhousing.org

Contact: Keith Henderson keith@acaciafinancialservices.com

Contact: Karen DeVito Email: edcfh@verizon.net

Catholics for Housing, Inc.

18139 Triangle Shopping Plaza, Suite 2582

Phone: 703-221-4510

Fax: 703-221-3708

ccomCooperative Council of Ministries (CCoM): Holy Family is a founding member of this interfaith group of 27 churches in Eastern Prince William County. CCoM provides direct service at homeless shelters and advocates for our less fortunate neighbors in the areas of housing, homelessness and substance abuse.

www.ccomcares.org/

Contact: Juan Martinez Email: juanmm@juno.com

ccoaCatholic Charities Diocese of Arlington (CCDA): Offers programs and services to help restore individuals from brokenness by assisting families in crisis, caring for those in isolation, feeding the hungry, welcoming immigrants and the homeless and offering life and employment skills.

200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 506

Arlington, VA 22203

703-841-3830 (P)

703-841-3840 (F)

Art Bennett, President & CEO of CCDA

Phone: (703) 841-3895

Email: abennett@ccda.net

http://www.ccda.net

Black History & Heritage: Promotes the education of Black History and Heritage through cultural presentations of Saints, Clergy, and religious life to our school students and religious education classes. Provides annually church sponsored activities such as the Martin Luther King mass and supports a food booth at the International Fun Festival. During February’s Black History Month, celebrates a Mass with a visiting Celebrant and Gospel Choir followed by a community soul food potluck dinner, as well as providing articles in the weekly bulletin..

Contact:   Beverly Carroll at cmcbnc78@verizon.net

Contact: Patricia Brooks at pabgrace@mac.com

voiceVirginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE): A non-partisan coalition of almost 50 faith communities and civic organizations in Northern VA uniting people across lines of race, class, religion, political party and geography to take action on key issues in our community including but not limited to affordable housing, access to health and dental care, and immigrant rights.

Contact: Amy White amywhiteiaf@gmail.com

Contact: Carol Wilson cmwilson110202@comcast.net

Contact: Carmen Williams pitypie@gmail.com

MISSION

ricebowlCRS Rice Bowl: Each Lent, the church calls us into a season of fasting, almsgiving (eat less that others may eat).   Let CRS Rice Bowl inspire you in

this journey. CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.

Contact: Guadalupe Thompson Email: gsanch2012@gmail.com

www.crsricebowl.org

Holy Family Mission Outreach: Holy Family supports three countries during Lent (Ghana, Haiti and Guatemala).   25% of the CRS Rice Bowl contributions will go towards Holy Family’s mission outreach.

Contact:   Mary McNamara at: mmacnamara@holyfamilydalecity.org

Contact: Guadalupe Thompson at: gsanch2012@gmail.com

Our Diocesan Mission in Banica in the Dominican Republic has 2  projects that Holy Family School has supported and others would be very welcome to support as well.  The Mini-Green House Project is the first.  Click here to view a video of The Mini-Green House Project.

The second is a dance project.  In Fr. O’Hare’s own words: “We have a new and exciting project – it’s a dance project for girls (and some boys) here in the Mission – they are amazing dancers!  Dance is a fundamental element in Dominican culture, and so this has been getting a big response from the girls here.  Recently a professional video team produced a 3-minute video that you can view by clicking here.

 

EDUCATION/ADVOCACY

VCCLogoVirginia Catholic Conference (VCC): A public policy advocacy organization representing the Bishops of Virginia on matters of public policy in the areas of life and poverty such as Human Trafficking, Abortion, End of Life, and the Death Penalty. We participate in the annual March for Life.

Contact: Marsha Williams Email: marshaw@s3e.com

Contact: Lynn Liggan(Secretary)   Email: vacatholic.org

Contact: Marilyn Martin, mmartin@holyfamilydalecity.org

Congressional Voter Resources here (and in Spanish here)

 

salt_logo_largeSocial Action Linking Together (SALT): A parish based network of persons in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia bringing the social and economic teachings of the church to bear on public policy and legislation, especially at the local and state levels.

Contact: Kevin Raymond Email: kraymond27@comcast.net

Contact: Matty Lupo 703-670-8161 ext 312

Email: mlupo@holyfamilydalecity.org

vivppVirginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP): Virginia’s oldest faith-based advocacy group that works to unite faith communities to reduce poverty in Virginia by advocating for proven and effective public policies. For many years, the Center has advocated for state policies that protect consumers from the predatory practices of car title, payday and other lenders.

Contact: Marco A. Grimaldo (CEO & President)

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

1716 East Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23223

Phone: (804) 643-2474

http://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD): is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the US Catholic bishops. Its mission

is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.

Contact: Carla Walsh, Diocesan CCHD Coordinator

Email: cwalsh@ccda.net

200 N. Glebe Rd., Su. 506, Arlington, VA  22203.

Contact: Maddie Lupo 703-670-8161 ext 312

Email: mlupo@holyfamilydalecity.org

http://usccb.org/about.catholic-campaign-for-human-development/

Peace and Justice Commission (Diocese of Arlington): Works in collaboration with the Bishop and in conjunction with the other social outreach offices of the Diocese to support Catholic social teaching in the areas of Peace and Justice.

Contact: Father Creedon gerrycreedon@gmail.com

www.arlingtondiocese.org/peace

 

USCCBUS Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB): is a resource to Dioceses and Parishes in the area of public policy (i.e. Peace & justice, immigration reform).

Justice for Immigrants

3211 Fourth St. NE, Wash., DC 20017

Phone: 202-541-3174

Email: jfi@usccb.org

www.justiceforimmigrants.org/index.shtml

English for Students of Other Languages (ESOL) & Citizenship : Coordinated through Hogar Immigrant Services, this ministry helps immigrants and others learn English, improve their written and verbal literacy, and pro

vides instruction for those seeking American Citizenship.

Contact: Jackie Chavez at JChavez@ccda.net

Catholic Charities, Hogar Immigrant Services

8251 Shoppers Square

Manassas, VA, 20111

Office: 571-208-1572, x 104

Fax: 571-229-9443

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