From Homeless to New A-SPAN Home

on February 8, 2017 Uncategorized with 0 comments

Walk through the front door of Dennis Clark’s new apartment on N. Thomas Street. You will hear the story of how Clark went from Army E-4 specialist and leader of men to sleeping on a bus shelter bench on Columbia Pike. “It was a trickle,” he said. “It didn’t all happen at once.” Clark was […]

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6 Ways A-SPAN’s Day Program Helps Neighbors in Need

on September 8, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments

You may have heard that A-SPAN has a Day Program, but do you know what that entails? A-SPAN’s Day Program at the Homeless Services Center is a multifaceted program that exists thanks to the hard work of Day Program staff and volunteers. They ensure that everyone who walks through those double doors is in a […]

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Building Trust 24 Hours a Day

on September 30, 2014 Uncategorized with 0 comments

“You would never know what it’s like if you’ve never seen it first-hand,” Outreach Worker, Carlos Lopez reflects upon his most recent venture into the unseen nightlife of Arlington County. From 3:30 am to 10:30 am, six members of the A-SPAN team, including Carlos, conducted an annual day of outreach in hopes of connecting with […]

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Learning Life Lessons as a Volunteer

on April 21, 2014 Uncategorized with 0 comments
Vor Der Bruegge Family Volunteers Anne & Nate Vor Der Bruegge with their friend Amy at the Homeless Bagged Meal Program

A-SPAN’s volunteers contributed over 15,000 hours of service last year, from assisting at the emergency winter shelter to providing bagged meals to people who are living on the streets. Let’s meet some of them: Nate Vor Der Bruegge and his family have been volunteering for A-SPAN for the last ten years, providing bagged meals on […]

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