Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (ASPAN)

Our vision is to end homelessness in Arlington County by working in cooperation with the County government, other nonprofits, and the community at large to provide adequate shelter along with needed support services to enable all those in need to live in safe and sanitary conditions in their own indoor spaces.


We believe in the inherent dignity of all individuals.

We believe that all people deserve to be treated with respect regardless of sex, race, nationality, economic status, sexual orientation, religion, educational level and all other things that threaten to separate us from one another.

We believe that housing is a right and that safe, sanitary housing must be available to all.

We believe that mental illness and substance abuse are both diseases and that sufficient treatment should be available to treat the diseases and restore health to the victims.

We believe that every individual who is able to work should have an opportunity to work and receive a wage sufficient to provide for the basic necessities of life.

We believe that when people are given the opportunities needed to succeed, most of them will succeed and some will excel.


Our Pledge

We will treat each person with dignity, work with him/her for as long as it takes, and never give up.


Lisa Transgrud

Latest News

Everyone will have noticed by now a slow-down in the project. This is due to our main contractor, NKB, walking off the job on August 1 and informing us by letter that they could not complete the work.

On September 10 at 10:00 a.m., we will welcome guest preacher Rev. Sid Lovett for a service focused on peace and specifically the important work of the US Institute for Peace. Following worship, join together for a congregational lunch to catch up with the Rock Spring family after the summer.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.