Charlottesville's Catholic Worker community

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Casa Alma was founded in 2009 as Charlottesville’s Catholic Worker community.  The aim of the Catholic Worker movement is to live the justice and charity of the Gospels through practicing the Works of Mercy and working for social change.  Read more here.

Each Catholic Worker community is unique, shaped by the gifts, talents, and needs of the people who participate.  Casa Alma seeks to practice hospitality, right relationships, and simple and sustainable living.  More about our practices.

Guest families at Casa Alma are low-income and formerly homeless families who cannot afford market rate rentals.  Learn more.  Casa Alma’s resident volunteers are Laura and Steve Brown and their three daughters.  Meet us.