A-SPAN Wins 2015 Board Leadership Award

on July 22, 2015 News and Tags: , with 0 comments

ARLINGTON, VA – JULY 22, 2015 – A-SPAN was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2015 winner of the Board Leadership Award. A-SPAN will receive a $10,000 grant; communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media; and training and development opportunities for the board and President from BoardSource and through […]

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A-SPAN Named Finalist for the 2015 Board Leadership Award

on July 14, 2015 News and Tags: , with 0 comments

ARLINGTON, VA – JULY 10, 2015 – A-SPAN has been named one of five finalists for the 2015 Board Leadership Award. The five finalists include A-SPAN, City Blossoms, Global Impact, Leadership Arlington, and National Center for Children and Families. The Board Leadership Award is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement presented by CohnReznick […]

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A-SPAN is Honorable Mention Recipient of The Washington Post 2015 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

on May 21, 2015 News and Tags: , with 0 comments

A-SPAN is proud to be an Honorable Mention recipient of The Washington Post 2015 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. A-SPAN was nominated for its innovative and outstanding management practices, including fiscal management, communication, organizational and resource development, planning, human resources, risk management, diversity/inclusiveness, evaluation and use of technology. “Just our nomination is recognition of […]

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A-SPAN Named Finalist for the 2015 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

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

A-SPAN has been named one of three finalists for The Washington Post 2015 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The three finalists include Arlington based A-SPAN, DC based Calvary Women’s Services, and DC based Sitar Arts Center. The Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and sponsored […]

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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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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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A-SPAN Housing Veterans

on July 21, 2014 News Archive, Success Stories and Tags: , , , , , with 0 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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How Many Homeless People Live Here? We Can Only Count Who We Find

on May 15, 2014 News with 0 comments
Volunteers look for homeless camps along the Potomac. Photo: Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post

One of the most frequently asked questions about homelessness: Just how many people are homeless in Arlington? (and in DC and in the region and in the country?) According to The Washington Post this week, DC homelessness is up 13% and Arlington County is down 39%. Despite the headline and the exactitude of those numbers, […]

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