Your NACSDC International Board
Region 4 Representatives:

Region 4 North: DC, DE, MD, VA, WV, Bahamas
Suzanne M. Carr
12944 Waldorf Forest Rd., Waldorf, MD 20601-2145

for regional information, questions, and any other regional matters.

Region 4 South: FL, GA, NC, SC, PR, VI
Susan Strain
2252 Woodruff  Rd., Greenville, SC  29681

for regional information, questions, and any other regional matters.

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Virginia Resources
Resources are organized by diocese. Diocesan offices responsible for ministry to divorced and separated are listed, if known. Complete accuracy is a rarely attainable goal! Please check with the contacts provided. If you are aware of additional resources, changes, or errors please contact the NACSDC Central Office. We intend to add additional content as the development of our web site continues. Please visit often!
    Diocese of Arlington
    200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 914, Arlington, VA 22203-3728
Telephone: 703-841-2500
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    Office for Family Life
200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 523, Arlington, VA 22203-3728
Therése Bermpohl, Director
Telephone: 703-841-2550      FAX: 703-807-2032
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    Coping & Rebuilding (programs of the Office for Family Life)
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    Support Services:
    Coping and Rebuilding are programs to help people manage the trauma of separation, divorce, or widowhood. Volunteer facilitators, each of whom has participated in the programs, work with groups of participants to give support and share experiences. The Arlington Diocese Office for Family Life sponsors both programs. Participants of any religious affiliation are very welcome. For more information please visit the Coping & Rebuilding website or contact the Office for Family Life.
    Fairfax - Sharing Hope.  Sharing Hope is a support group for men and women going through marital separation and/or divorce.  Newcomers are warmly welcome, and there is no fee.  Meetings take place from 8:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at Historic Church Hall, St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Fairfax Station, VA. Visit the group's website for much more information.

    Diocesan Pastoral Center
7800 Carousel Ln., Richmond, VA 23294-4201
Telephone: 804-359-5661      FAX: 804-358-9159
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    Diocese of Richmond

    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
Main Office: 5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone: 757-456-2366      FAX: 756-456-2367
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    Commonwealth Catholic Charities
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    Support Services:
    The diocese website's "About the Diocese" page mentions ministry to the divorced but no details are found on the web site.
    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA) serves the eastern portion of the Diocese. Their descriptions of provided services are undergoing redevelopment and currently do not mention divorced and separated. However, previous lists have mentioned "Divorced and Separated Support Groups" without providing details. Classes they provide include Cooperative Parenting Classes for individuals who are separated, separating, divorced, or divorcing. CCEVA has many offices throughout the eastern portion of the diocese — please contact a local office near you or the main office for more information.
    Commonwealth Catholic Charities serves the central and western portions of the Diocese. Their website does not mention services for divorced and separated. Please contact one of their numerous local offices for more information.
    Virginia Beach - A Separate Peace. "A Separate Peace" is a support group for divorced or separated Catholics who are searching for understanding, validation, healing, and peace. The group offers monthly meetings with presentations and discussions on pertinent topics and an opportunity to give and receive support, to share resources and experiences. Participants are welcome and encouraged to take an active part in suggesting topics and ideas for future presentations and meetings. Meetings are held at the Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454. For additional information please email or call the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 757-481-5702.