Thank You Letter from A Recently Housed Veteran

on August 5, 2015 News, Success Stories and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

To Ashley Wilkerson (Case Manager), Leonard Chari (COO), and All of the staff at Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), I want to offer my sincerest appreciation to ALL of you for your most needed humanitarian work with those of us who have fallen on hard times in our lives…and that includes me. (Read the […]

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Join A-SPAN for DoMore24

on May 19, 2015 News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

$24 Buys a 10-quart stockpot for the kitchen at the new Homeless Services Center $72 Buys 2 portion control scales for the kitchen at the new Homeless Services Center $240 Buys three tiered plastic bus cart for busing tables at the kitchen at the new Homeless Services Center $48 Buys 4 dozen 12-ounce drink tumblers […]

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Arlington’s no-silos approach has housed hundreds of chronically homeless adults

on February 5, 2015 News, Success Stories and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Late at night, David Clark wakes up and goes to the kitchen to choose from the boxes of cereal atop his refrigerator. He pours cold milk into the bowl and counts his blessings. Toilet paper, which he keeps in abundant supply. Body wash that lathers up nicely. A machine to shampoo the rugs in his […]

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A-SPAN Housing Veterans

on July 21, 2014 News Archive, Success Stories and Tags: , , , , , with 3 comments
Mr. Hill was the keynote speaker at the 100,000 Homes press conference on June 11th.

“I didn’t think it would happen to me,” said Mr. Alvin Hill.  It is a common refrain for people when first facing homelessness.  That thought is what occurred to Mr. Hill six years ago when he first faced this harsh reality.  The last thing Hill, who is a veteran, expected was to find himself living […]

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From Homeless to Homeowner

on July 16, 2014 Success Stories and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

After being honorably discharged in 1975, John – like many Vietnam veterans – struggled with mental illness and sought treatment for his condition in Bethesda.  After being released, he managed to secure housing but continued to struggle with his mental illness.  Issues with his veteran benefits led to him losing housing, and over the next […]

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All People Matter with Ayana Bellamy

on March 31, 2014 News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments
Ayana Bellamy PSH Case Manager Ayana Bellamy with pictures of some of the clients she has helped to get into housing.

Did you know that March is also celebrated as National Social Work month? The theme this year, selected by the National Association of Social Workers, is “All People Matter.”  Thoroughly believing this, we want to introduce more of you to Ayana Bellamy, our Senior Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager, who practices this belief every day […]

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Getting Back to Work with Tiffany Little

on September 6, 2013 News and Tags: , with 0 comments
Tiffany, Employment Case Mgr

Celebrating Labor Day made it a short work week for many of us, but for some people just having a job is worth celebrating. Tiffany Little, A-SPAN’s Employment Case Manager, joined the team in May and has since helped 17 people achieve employment. Where were you before you joined A-SPAN? I was living in Virginia […]

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Welcome to our new website!

on August 8, 2013 News and Tags: , , with 0 comments

We are so happy to share our new website with you! We’ve worked hard to make this easy to navigate so that you can learn more about how to get involved and so that our clients and potential clients can more easily get the help they need. The “Get Help” button in the top right […]

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Interfaith Council Helps Fund Work of Community Partners

on June 19, 2013 News and Tags: , with 0 comments

The Arlington Interfaith Council on June 17 honored 18 community organizations with $500 grants to support their ongoing work. Representatives from 14 of the agencies were on hand to accept the awards at the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) offices, and provide remarks about their organizations’ work in the community. Among the agencies represented […]

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