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Guided by God’s love for all people, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia(CCEVA) provides comprehensive, compassionate services, collaborates with community partners and advocates for those in need in order to empower and enrich lives.

CCEVA primarily serves the poor and the working poor (88% of those we serve live at or below 200% of the poverty level). We serve all people in need regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.

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Mission in Action

CCEVA Starts ACT Group for Parents
of Children with Disabilities 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Disabilities

asian_famThis fall, Catholic Charities will pilot the ACT Group for Parents of Children with Disabilities.  This group program specifically works with parents of children with developmental disabilities, who encounter a large amount of stress on a daily basis. The group is both didactic and supportive in nature, and combines teaching and practicing mindfulness skills, behavioral parenting skills, experiential exercises, group discussion/process, and homework.

The group will meet for 1.5 hours per session for a total of 8 weeks on Saturdays this fall at Catholic Charities office at 4855 Princess Anne Rd., next to the Church of the Ascension.   The group will first meet on Saturday, September 17th and will run every other Saturday through December.

Parents who have been feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, exhausted, lost, frustrated, or simply stuck may find this group helpful.  Through this supportive and educational group, a trained facilitator hopes to provide families with an opportunity to share and connect while gaining important skills.

Please call (757) 467-7707 for more information, or to register for the group.

 

Visit our Blog!

Please visit our blog below to read, “You kids are driving me crazy!” written by Kelle Watson, M.A.LPC, CCEVA’s Director of Mental Health Counseling.  While it’s usually normal for kids’ behaviors to frustrate their parents at times, this blog explains when it might be a good idea to visit with a professional counselor.  If you or someone you love would like to talk with a counselor, please call (757) 467-7707.

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Events

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CCEVA’s Adoption Information Nights

Monday, September 26
Virginia Beach (Main Office)

Wednesday, October 26
Newport News

Monday, November 14
Virginia Beach (Main Office)

Wednesday, December 14
Newport News

Please call Rebekah Hall
(757) 456-2366, ext. 1019 to RSVP

Post-Adoptive Education and Support 

The Post Adoption Services Program provides education, support and tools to help families maintain successful adoptive placements. The program will be especially beneficial for families who have adopted children from difficult backgrounds. 

Tier 1 – one day introductory training
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

September 24, 2016 (Virginia Beach)

November 12, 2016 (Newport News)

Tier 2 – 6-week education course
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

September 13 – October 18 (VB)

November 8 – December 13 (NN)

All services are FREE and confidential
To participate, families must have a finalized adoption, have signed an Adoptive Placement Agreement (APA) or have a child placed in their home and an APA/Finalization occurring within 6-8 months
Program generously funded by The Virginia Department of Social Services

Here I Am Lord

Catholic Charities has been answering ‘Here I Am Lord’ for more than 83 years.  View the video to hear how Catholic Charities is inspiring hope and changing lives for thousands of families in our community.

Here I Am, Lord (80670) (c) 1981, 2000, OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213.  All rights reserved.  Used with permission.