Directory of Area Organizations

At Rock Spring we gather on Sundays to be nourished by the Spirit and then, afterwards, we scatter to serve the world. Some of us serve through our professions. Many of us volunteer within the community. Here are just some of the many organizations Rock Springers partner with through their time, specific skills, or financial gifts.

Alliance for Housing Solutions
Preserve and increase affordable housing.
(703) 859-0452
www.allianceforhousingsolutions.org

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Supplemental food assistance to Arlington County residents.
(703) 845-8486
www.afac.org

Arlington Free Clinic
Provides medical access and care to low-income uninsured
(703) 979-1425
www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org

Arlington Interfaith Council
Encourages collaboration among 50 congregations, and provides small financial grants to local agencies
(703) 536-3280
www.arlingtonva-interfaith-council.org

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Non profit affordable housing developer
(703) 276-7444
www.apah.org

Arlington Pediatric Center
Healthcare for children from families with income below 200% of the poverty line
(703) 271-8800
www.arlpedcen.org

Arlington Thrive
Emergency same-day financial assistance for needy Arlingtonians
(703) 558-0035
www.arlingtonthrive.org

Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network (A-SPAN)
Provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's street homeless
(703) 820-4357
www.a-span.org

Bridges to Independence
Provides a range of services to homeless women/families in the
Arlington/Alexandria area and those at risk of becoming homeless.
(703) 525-7177
https://bridges2.org/

Buyers and Renters Arlington Voice (BRAVO)
Advance and defend the rights and interests of affordable housing tenants
(703) 685-5100
www.bravotenants.org

Culpepper Garden
Non profit retirement housing community for low income seniors
(703) 528-0162
www.culpeppergarden.org

Doorways for Women and Families
Provides shelter, housing, support services for homeless in Arlington
(703) 237-0881
www.doorways.org

Meals on Wheels-Arlington
Delivers meals to the disabled and homebound of Arlington County.
(703) 522-0811
www.mealsonwheelsarlington.com

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Seeks to abolish torture
(202) 547-1921
www.nrcat.org

NOVA AIDS Ministry
Educates the public about and serves those with HIV/AIDS
(703) 533-5505
www.novam.org

NoVa Women's Center
Mental health counseling, career services, and educational programs
(703) 281-2657
www.thewomenscenter.org

Offender Aid and Restoration
Aimed at restoring offenders to the community as productive and responsible citizens
(703) 228-7030
www.oaronline.org/oar

People of Faith for Equality in Virginia (POFEV)
Interfaith network dedicated to working for equal rights for LGBT Virginians
www.pofev.org

Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic (formerly Vanguard)
Substance abuse treatment center for individuals and families
(703) 841-0703x202
www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/virginia/

Residential Program Center
Detoxification, substance abuse recovery, homeless services for single adults
(703) 228-0022
www.voaches.org/RPC

Safe Haven
Feeding program for homeless through the First Christian Church, Falls Church.
(703) 532-8220
http://www.fccfc.org/index.cfm?page=volunteersandclients

Shelter House-Patrick Henry Family Shelter
Provides crisis intervention and safe housing for homeless families and victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County
(703) 536-2155
www.shelterhouse.org

Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC)
Education and employment for day laborers in Arlington
(703) 933-1101
www.seecjobs.org

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE)
Non-partisan citizens organization dedicated to making changes on social justice issues
www.voice-iaf.org

Aside from regular financial support, members and groups in the congregation volunteer at the Patrick Henry Family Shelter in Fairfax County, working with the families in a variety of ways from tutoring to crafts.

The Mission Project Task Force has been working on this assignment for the past six months and is ready to lay out the process ahead and begin to solicit and encourage proposals from the congregation. This is a path that we are invited to travel together, and all in the congregation, young and wise, experienced and inspired, are welcome to join in the launch of this exciting journey!

The Green Team!

Rock Spring has a strong and growing relationship with the Shirlington Employment and Education Center, known as SEEC, in South Arlington.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center has been connected with Rock Spring from its earliest days and remains a strong partner in feeding the hungry within the county.

Started by a member of the Rock Spring congregation, the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network or "A-SPAN" continues to provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless population.

Culpepper Garden logo

We recognize that affordable housing is a looming crisis in Arlington County and are happy to be partnering with Culpepper Garden, which provides housing for low-income seniors.

A relative newcomer to our wider mission, Offender Aid and Restoration is a community-based restorative justice organization, that blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives for the benefit of all.

Every month with a fifth Sunday is a special event at Rock Spring including worship and a community wide service project.

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A Rock Spring tradition is to decorate the sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter Sunday.

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.