Opinion: Some Arlington Nonprofits

Opinion: Some Arlington Nonprofits

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  • Arlington Free Clinic provides free, high-quality health care to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults through the generosity of donors and volunteers. www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org 2921 11th St. South, Arlington, VA 22204, 703-979-1425

  • A-SPAN provides services for Arlington’s street homeless. Its mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington’s most vulnerable populations. P.O. Box 100731 Arlington, VA 22210, A-SPAN strives to end homelessness in Arlington through housing and ongoing case management. Learn more about our housing programs; medical, employment and Day programs. A-SPAN provides shelter and shelter-based supports. 703-820-4357,www.a-span.org/ and www.facebook.com/aspan.org/

  • Arlington Thrive provides one-time, same-day emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents facing a financial crisis, and also has programs to help prevent homelessness. 703-558-0035, www.arlingtonthrive.org

  • Bridges to Independence – Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. They offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. www.Bridges2.org

  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington – Since 1944 the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has worked to improve the lives of animals. Help them create a world where all companion animals find homes; enjoy their lively social media presence. Rabies & Microchip Clinic, Oct. 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm by reservation only. Sign-ups for each date will open a week before the clinic date. Rabies shots are $10, microchips are $35. www.awla.org/event/drive-up-rabies-microchip-clinic-3/ 703-931-9241, www.awla.org

  • OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration) Offender Aid Restoration (OAR) community based nonprofit working with individuals returning to the community from incarceration and offering alternative sentencing options through community service. 1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 704. 703-228-7030 www.oaronline.org

  • Doorways for Women and Families provides services to help women out of domestic violence and homelessness toward safe and stable lives, Arlington, www.doorwaysva.org, 703-504-9400.

  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center provides supplemental food assistance to Arlington County residents, distributes groceries to over 2,300 families every week. More than 35 percent are children. 2708 South Nelson Street, Arlington, VA 22206, www.afac.org/, 703-845-8486.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Arlington, 703-521-9890.

  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) has expanded its Resident Emergency Fund to help more than 4,000 low-income neighbors hit the hardest by the economic repercussions of COVID-19. Donations to this fund go directly to struggling households to help them meet their basic needs like putting food on the table, paying their rent or utility bills, keeping infants and toddlers in diapers, filling prescriptions, and picking up personal hygiene items. https://apah.org/

  • Just Neighbors provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, especially those who are most vulnerable. 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite #900, Annandale justneighbors.org

  • The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation helps homeless pets find their way into loving homes through rescue and adoption. We offer same-day adoptions and two-week trial periods. ALL pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. www.lostdogrescue.org/ P.O. Box 50037, Arlington, VA 22205; To donate www.lostdogrescue.org/donate-now/ or email giving@lostdogrescue.org 703-295-DOGS

  • Northern Virginia Family Services, 571-748-2500, www.nvfs.org, Employment and job training, healthcare, housing, mental health, foster care and Healthy Families.

  • Second Story — Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge, 2100 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22182. 703-506-9191, second-story.org. Second Story (formerly Alternative House) provides shelter and services for homeless, runaway or abused teenagers, unaccompanied youth, and young mothers and their children.

  • Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE) ensures that recuperating service members have opportunities for recreation and social interaction and receive concrete signs of appreciation for all that they have done. Mailing address: 4201 Wilson Blvd., #110-284, Arlington, VA 22203, 703-591-4965, cause-usa.org

  • Neighborhood Health Clinics www.neighborhoodhealthva.org, Improving health and health equity in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax by providing access to high quality care regardless of ability to pay.

  • Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 703-237-0866, www.lcnv.org, Teaches adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.

  • The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia works to respond to critical needs and seed innovation in our region. www.cfnova.org/for-donors/donate-now

  • TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, Call 24/7 800-959-TAPS (8277) The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Make a donation to support surviving military families and loved ones. You can also make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. www.taps.org/donate

  • Friends of Guest House Northern Virginia offers structure, supervision, support and assistance to female ex-offenders who want to improve their lives and break the cycle of incarceration. Friends of Guest House offers the only program for women of its kind in Northern Virginia. One East Luray Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301-2025, 703-549-8072, info@friendsofguesthouse.org, friendsofguesthouse.org/

  • Ronda A. Gilliam Clothing Bank provides free clothing, shoes and linens to individuals of all ages. Located in Arlington Presbyterian Church, 716 S. Glebe. 703-920-5660.

  • Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) established to link employers with temporary day laborers; serves mainly low-income immigrants. At the Arlington Mill Community Center at 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Suite 422, Arlington, VA 22204 703-933-1101 or seecjobs.org

  • Alliance for Housing Solutions 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 703-859-0452, working to increase the supply of affordable housing in Arlington County and Northern Virginia through public education, policy development, advocacy and innovation. https://www.allianceforhousingsolutions.org/

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington, 200 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 841-3895 www.ccda.net

  • Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, PO Box 100968 Arlington, VA 22210 (703) 249-5066 We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from low-income, rural animal shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. www.homewardtrails.org

  • The Clothesline for Arlington Kids, 2704 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 243-2615 Collects new and clean, gently used quality clothing from the community, and distributes it free of charge to low-income school-aged children in a welcoming space. www.clotheslinearlington.org/