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Social-safety-net groups to discuss collaborative efforts

A panel discussion looking at the results of a new “Safety Net Arlington” report, sponsored by the Arlington Community Foundation, will be held online on Monday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The report highlights the experiences of 21 non-profit organizations...

Home-builders launch diaper initiative to aid needy families

The cost of disposable diapers is nearly $1,000 a year per child, and the charitable arm of local home-builders is doing something to help families that struggle to meet the cost. HomeAid Northern Virginia on Sept. 20 kicked off its...

Vienna officials chilly to aiding hypothermia effort

Vienna Town Council members agreed Sept. 13 that hypothermia shelters run by local groups and churches each winter were a vital community service. But after a spirited debate, the Council voted 4-3 not to approve a $1,500 donation to Vienna...

Social-safety-net agency gets new home in Vienna church

SPARC, a non-profit that provides day programs for adults with disabilities, will celebrate Sept. 1 the opening of its new administrative office at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road in the Vienna area. Festivities will...

AFAC resumes volunteer-recruitment efforts

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has resumed volunteer recruitment after pausing efforts over the summer. “September is often the hardest month for AFAC to secure volunteers as the community adjusts to new schedules,” officials said. “We have added in...

Social-safety-net agency has new executive director

Maureen Gum, who has served as interim executive director of Vienna-based Langley Residential Support Services since spring, has been tapped for the permanent position. “She rose to the top as the highest-qualified candidate and brings a wealth of knowledge and...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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