20,000 shelter stays, 30,000 meals, 1,300 medical visits: for Arlingtonís homeless community, A-SPANís 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 Arlingtonís most vulnerable people. You can lend a hand.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

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Press

  • A vote for Nonprofit Group Could be Worth $1 million
    Thu Jan 7 2010, Washington Post and washingtonpost.com  
    A-SPAN is eligible for a $1 million grand prize through the Chase Giving Challenge.

  • Bad Economy Making More People Homeless
    Thu Mar 12 2009, NBC4 News and http://www.nbcwashington.com  
    With homelessness on the rise, groups like Arlington Street People's Assistance Network need help more than ever to provide ongoing support.

  • Four Legged Friends Lend Helping Paw for The Homeless
    Wed Nov 12 2008  
    ArlingtonDogs, a community group that manages the eight dog parks in Arlington Virginia, and the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network hosted a mini-walk to raise awareness and financial support for the work A-SPAN does on behalf of the street homeless in Arlington County. Mini-walks are held each year leading up to the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall, being held this year on Nov. 22. A-SPAN held a total of 14 mini walks this year.

  • A-SPAN Helps the Homeless
    Tue Oct 21 2008  
    A-SPAN works with street homeless in Arlington County with special focus on work being done in Rosslyn that is supported by the Rosslyn BID

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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