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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Lease Signing: An Important Day for Ken Belkosky

on October 6, 2011 Success Stories with 0 comments

Permanent Housing Client Understands the Importance of Housing after Spending 13 Years Living on the Streets. Fall 2011 Ken Belkosky had been homeless for 13 years when he signed a lease in November 2010. While living on the streets and in shelters, he worked as a vendor for Street Sense, a biweekly newspaper that gives […]

Read more

Housing is His Recipe for Success

on September 6, 2011 Success Stories with 0 comments

Graduate from DC Central Kitchen’s Arlington Culinary Training Program moves into his own apartment. Fall 2011 The weight that James Muse carried for years was a by-product of a substance abuse problem he has now overcome. His addiction led the native Arlingtonian to commit a robbery, which landed him in jail. After serving time, Mr. […]

Read more

Housing Is Her Roadmap to Wellness

on May 6, 2011 Success Stories with 0 comments

“Being homeless… you are in this long, lonesome tunnel. Most days, you just want to be ignored. It’s embarrassing.” Spring 2011 Her words speak to the thoughtfulness of the woman behind them. But they also suggest an endless struggle to locate services and stay healthy as a single woman living on the streets. Originally from […]

Read more

A-SPAN A-List: David Stanley

on November 18, 2010 A-List, News and Tags: , , with 0 comments

David Stanley began volunteering with A-SPAN over a year ago. Meticulous and orderly, he began doing data entry for our various housing program. HUD & County Housing grants require much record-keeping, a task that ordinarily takes up a good deal of staff time. By providing this service, Mr. Stanley not only guarantees up follow-up grants, […]

Read more

Phototherapy & Service: Thuy “Tweety” Dong

on September 20, 2010 A-List, News with 0 comments

A-SPAN’s volunteer of the month is a full-time interpreter at local courts in Virginia, and works at night as a part-time security officer at an Information Technology (IT) company. During the winter while traveling from one job to the other, she stops in often at the shelter to serve up dinner and talk with clients. […]

Read more

A Passion for Advocacy – Missy Snelling

on August 17, 2010 A-List, News with 0 comments

All of us at A-SPAN are proud to announce that the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU) awarded our volunteer Missy Snelling the 2010 “People Helping People” Community Service Award on July 28th. With her background in public relations, Missy devoted much of her time and energy this past year to helping A-SPAN publicize our return to managing […]

Read more