Inspiring hope, changing lives.

History

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA) was founded in 1932 as the Norfolk Bureau of Catholic Charities to care for widows, orphaned and abandoned children. More than eighty years later, our mission has expanded to include services for all people in need in five main areas: Youth & Family Services, Financial and Housing Counseling (including financial assistance), Mental Health Counseling, Health and Community Services and Senior Services. We serve people of every race, creed, ethnicity and religion (80% of our clients are not Catholic). Field offices cover a region spanning the Eastern Shore of Virginia, South Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Williamsburg, York County and the Northern Neck, with a total population of over 1.6 million.

CCEVA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency, fully licensed and accredited by the Council on Accreditation, and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CCEVA is a member of our parent organization, Catholic Charities USA.

CCEVA has consistently maintained one of the lowest combined fundraising and administrative costs of all charities in the Commonwealth of Virginia —13%. Strong stewardship is both our obligation and our promise to people who give so generously of themselves, their ideals, and their resources.