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Homeless Find Warm Spot at Arlington Center - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Jan 10,2018
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Scott Miller, senior development director for A-SPAN, sorts through the racks of sweatshirts and jackets in the clothing room at the center. He says Arlington Realtors Care (ARC) recently donated a lot of heavy jackets to the center. Photo by Shirley Ruhe.

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By Shirley Ruhe

WASHINGTON, DC. -
The door swings open and a burst of warm air hits the man entering the Arlington Homeless Services Center at 2020 14th Street N. It is New Year's Eve, and 79 people will be spending the night at the center that has 50 regular beds.

As he waits for the elevator, he comments that he has “been at the shelter for four months. They don't turn nobody down. If you've been in prison, they take you back. And they got me my medication and are getting an ID. Everyone on the staff here are really good people."

As a woman gets on the elevator, she comments that she “stays in the shelter almost all day because she doesn't know the area. I like the meatloaf here the best. The chef made it with sausage last time, and the lentil soup."

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