Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) - Arlington, VA

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2020-A N 14th St
Arlington, VA 22206
: Phone: 703-228-7803
: Fax: (703) 228-7805
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Description: A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's street homeless. Our
mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington's most vulnerable
populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect.

Homeless Bagged Meal Program
Today, volunteers from faith communities, schools and businesses serve up
to 80 meals daily at two Arlington sites through the Homeless Bagged Meal
Program (HBMP). A-SPAN serves over 50,000 meals every year through
HBMP and other programs.

Opportunity Place
Opportunity Place is a Drop-In Center which homeless people visit to take a
warm shower, do their laundry, get a hot meal, pick up their mail, or see a
case manager. Case managers assist clients with such things as completing
benefit applications and getting referrals to medical care, or substance
abuse and mental health services. The Employment Case Manager assists
clients with basic life skills, job skills, and job searches.

Emergency Winter Shelter
The Emergency Winter Shelter is open from November-March 31. Last
year, A-SPAN provided a total of 9,924 shelter stays to a total of 428
people. People staying at the shelter have access to a washer and dryer,
showers and two hot meals. Last year, six people were placed into housing
directly from the shelter, and 12 were referred to long-term rehab at the
Residential Program Center.

Permanent Supportive Housing
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) provides housing for
34 people who have experienced multiple or extended periods of homelessness
and who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Housing Case Managers provide weekly support, assisting clients with
transportation, budgeting and activities of daily living.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program
A-SPAN began its Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
Program through funding from the Federal Stimulus in October 2009. This
program provides housing placement, eviction prevention, and case management
to people who are recently homeless or facing homelessness as
a result of the economic downturn. The program's Housing Locator develops
relationships with area landlords and provides up-to-date listings on
available apartments.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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