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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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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