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How Catholic Charities is Helping People Recognize Their Abilities, Develop Self-sufficiency, and Maintain Dignity

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency offering services in 21 counties and seven independent cities in northern and central Virginia that comprise the Diocese of Arlington.  The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve the most vulnerable and poor of mind, body, and spirit by offering programs that help clients recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain dignity.  Regardless of faith, background, or circumstance, Catholic Charities helps ALL in need through a range of programs and services such as:

Human Rights Campaign: Making a More Inclusive and Accepting World for Everyone

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is fighting for a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are truly equal -- from the board room to the homeroom, from the corner store to the ER, and in every single community we call home.

Changing the World One Leader at a Time

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I have always counted myself lucky to be able to work in a field that directly impacts the lives of talented young people preparing themselves for a bright future. As a former president of an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), the majority of students whom I met were intent on creating a future for themselves and their families that brought economic stability.

Diabetes Awareness Month

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Diabetes Awareness Month aims to raise awareness for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through education and advocacy. More than 100 million adults and children in the U.S. currently live with diabetes or prediabetes. The focus of this year’s Diabetes Awareness Month is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

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President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983 when there were less than two million people suffering from the disease. Since then, that number has grown to more than five million.

In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month November 1-30, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's Disease.

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program that brings people together to raise awareness for the problems of hunger and homelessness through educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-24, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end hunger and homelessness.

Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month This October

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First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month was re-established in 1993 as a month-long celebration in October with the following four goals:

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Awareness, Advocacy, and Inclusion

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Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community, the month is a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Together We Can End Domestic Abuse

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The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. People who are in an abusive relationship will stay with their partner for a number of reasons, including:

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