Street Services - Pathforward VA

Street Services

Last year, we supported approximately 100 persons through outreach, 500 through our shelter program, 200 through housing programs, several hundred in medical and so on. We support approximately 800-1000 annually through all our programs.

PathForward services begin with street outreach.

Street Outreach team members frequent wooded areas, parks, underpasses, abandoned buildings and other areas to meet with homeless people where they live. Street Outreach Staff  distribute items such as clothing, blankets, bottled water, personal hygiene items, and medical kits to people in need, people they initially find or those they regularly see.The provision of these items helps staff build relationships with clients over time, and then help them access higher-level services.

The latest Point In Time Survey conducted in Arlington revealed that 135 single adults are experiencing homelessness in the county as of January 2020.  Last year, we supported approximately 100 persons through outreach, 500 through our shelter program, 200 through housing programs, several hundred in medical and so on. We support approximately 800-1000 annually through all our programs.

In addition to this essential service, PathForward is also in the process of building its Community Medical Mobile Unit, which consists of a team composed of a street outreach worker, nurse and if needed, a member from Arlington County Government’s Behavioral Health team. This new service will also help to build necessary trust between clients and PathForward team members.

For general questions, please email or call David Ordonez at dordonez@pathforwardvaa-span.org or (703) 842-0159.

Outreach Staff are available to answer calls from concerned citizens regarding homeless individuals.

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