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 ninety years later, our mission has expanded to include services for ALL people in need (Catholics & Non-Catholics) in five main areas: Youth & Family Services, Financial and Housing Counseling (including financial assistance), Mental Health Counseling, Health and Community Services and Senior Services. 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 — 9%. Strong stewardship is both our obligation and our promise to people who give so generously of themselves, their ideals, and their resources.


Grounded in faith, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia serves all, providing professional services, and inspiring hope.


Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia enables a community where basic human needs are met, and every person’s life is held sacred.

Our Values

In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Service, Compassion, Empowerment, Dignity and Sanctity of Life and Stewardship.


Serving all people with dignity and respect. Honoring those we serve and being compelled to reduce their suffering and need.


Partnering with other community organizations, people, and systems to build resources which best address and serve the needs of our community. Practicing selfless teamwork which serves the greater good.


Showing positive regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of all those we encounter. Treating everyone we meet as we would like to be treated, with dignity and honor, especially the most vulnerable. Stewarding and responsibly managing all resources entrusted to our care.

Culture Statement

Being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we serve in faith with compassion, collaboration, and respect.