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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Volunteer Spirit with Amanda Mark

on May 13, 2014 News with 0 comments
Amanda is seen here with a volunteer fundraiser who held a spare-change drive in her neighborhood.

April was National Volunteer Month and our team was out there meeting volunteers every night to wish a deeply felt “Thank You.” May 13th is the birthday for Amanda Mark, our Manager of Volunteer Programs & Special Events, who joined us at A-SPAN on December 16th of last year. We invite you to learn a […]

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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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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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HERO CENTRAL: A-SPAN Connects The Homeless With Housing

on June 24, 2013 News, Success Stories with 0 comments

ARLINGTON, VA (WUSA 9) — “I’m so glad and so thankful for my place.” Anita Edgerton gets tearful as she talks about her journey from staying at a homeless shelter to living in her own apartment. Edgerton entered the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network or A-SPAN last fall. “I do suffer with depression. So that […]

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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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Navy veteran gets new home in Arlington

on November 25, 2012 Success Stories with 0 comments

Fall 2012 After spending two years on the streets, a Navy veteran got the keys to his new apartment in Arlington Wednesday. Ernest Maas called the woods of Four Mile Run Park home for nearly three years. Thanks to donations and the help of a local non-profit, Maas has a warm place to call home. […]

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Case Managers’ Support Helps Clients Stay Housed

on April 6, 2012 Success Stories with 0 comments

Spring 2012 The tent that Robert Lohman lived in near Spout Run Parkway was so hidden in the woods, people passing by on a trail just yards away couldn’t see it. After nearly ten years spent on the streets, there was a sense of permanence to his accommodations. Though he could not envision the eventual […]

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