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Phone: 703-842-0154
PO Box 100731
Virginia 22210

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Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,500

Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia and Washington, DC

Programs: Emergency Services

Street Outreach

Staff regularly visit street homeless people in the wooded areas, underpasses and areas where they live, delivering items such as blankets and clothing, and encouraging people to visit Opportunity Place.

Homeless Bagged Meal Program (HBMP)

Volunteers serve up to 80 meals nightly at two outdoor locations near VA Square & Rosslyn Metro.

Opportunity Place (OP)

Clients access our Drop-In Center for showers, laundry, phones, computers and services such as employment counseling and case management.

Emergency Winter Shelter (EWS)

Open November 1-March 31, the EWS shelters up to 88 adults and provides a range of services including case management, healthcare and mental health care.

Supportive Services

Case Management

A-SPAN Case Managers help clients navigate assistance programs in order to meet all of their needs.


Nurse Practitioners provide on-site healthcare four nights a week at the Emergency Winter Shelter, managing healthcare, providing followup treatment, and writing prescriptions.

Employment Counseling

A-SPAN’s Employment Case Manager assists client with life skills training, job training, and job searches.

Housing Services

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

A-SPAN currently houses 21 chronically homeless adults in apartments around Arlington. Clients maintain a lease in their name and case managers provide weekly support in areas of daily living.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)

HPRP provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, or eviction prevention to people who are facing homelessness as a result of the recession.

A-SPAN is a community-based organization whose mission is to assist every homeless person in Arlington County get off the streets and live a life of dignity. A-SPAN works with and on behalf of homeless people to secure support and services necessary for them to lead self-sufficient and healthy lives. Our strategies include: meeting emergency needs including food and shelter; providing street outreach, case management and employment assistance; advocating for and creating new programs to fill gaps in homeless services; and increasing community awareness and involvement in ending homelessness.

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A-SPAN's bagged meal program is a wonderful opportunity for Cherrydale Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School children to serve others in the community. For the past eight years, we sub out a craft session one day so all classes can participate. The preschoolers decorate bags, the kindergarteners ... more »
"I care about A-SPAN! Thanks for sharing your love with each person on the streets of Arlington. As an A-SPAN volunteer, you have all shown me new ways to care. Thank you, for it has helped me feel more at home in my life. Love you guys! Happy Valentines Day! " (my 2014 Valentine message to A-SPAN... more »
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For many years, I saw A-SPAN deliver brown bag supper to the street people gathered across the street from my church. The street people in the park could count on A-SPAN's presence every day, every month of the year, whatever the weather...in the blistering heat, bitter cold, rain, sleet, or snow... more »
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