20,000 shelter stays, 30,000 meals, 1,300 medical visits: for Arlington’s homeless community, A-SPAN’s annual statistics are more than just numbers. On freezing winter nights and sweltering summer days, staff and volunteers seek out homeless adults on the streets, providing them with life-sustaining care and encouraging them to seek additional support that can change their lives for good. At the Homeless Services Center (the first of its kind in the region), supportive services come together under one roof, and include shelter, hot showers, healthy meals, counseling, and job training. Together with case managers, homeless individuals, including veterans, work toward employment, access disability benefits and mental health care, and apply for housing. A full-time nurse practitioner provides clients with the follow-up care, specialty treatment, and prescriptions needed for a return to health. The goal is a permanent and stable home for Arlington’s most vulnerable people. You can lend a hand.

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    Budget (FY2016)

    • The current budget for Arlington Street People's Assistance Network is: $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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