Supportive Daily Services - Pathforward VA

Supportive Daily Services

Life-Sustaining Care and A Link To Housing

Day Program

The Day Program at the Homeless Services Center is the hub of operations at PathForward where clients have access to a wide range of wraparound services. PathForward is unique in that our services are low barrier, as clients are not required to produce identification, sign a service agreement or engage in case management to access them.

Programs include street outreach, case management, employment counseling, the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, Homelessness Prevention Program, and the Rapid Re-housing Program. PathForward’s Day Program is designed to assist clients in addressing their personal barriers to self-sufficiency with the support of staff and volunteers. Day Program hours are Monday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

At the Homeless Services Center Day Program, people can:

  • Take a shower
  • Do their laundry
  • Use the phone or mailing address to connect with loved ones or to apply for a job or benefits
  • See a case manager
  • Get connected to the Job START Program
  • Get new clean clothes
  • Get a referral to mental health or substance abuse treatments
  • Get a referral for medical, eye, or dental care
  • Seek assistance with eviction prevention or housing

For further information about the Day Program, contact David Ordonez at 703-228-7853 or

Medical Respite and Nursing Services Programs

PathForward provides free medical services for homeless Arlington residents at the Homeless Services Center (HSC).

For questions, please email or call Kasia Shaw at or (703) 228-7854.

Like the shelter program, the nursing program is full-time, year-round, which helps more people in need of medical care receiving it through our nurse practitioner. In addition, the nurse practitioner oversees the Medical Respite Program, which provides five private beds for 25 patients annually in need of additional recovery who are discharged from an area hospital and have no home to go to.

In addition to onsite nursing services, 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.

PathForward’s Nursing Services Program provides free medical care, follow-up care, and prescriptions through the work of a full-time nurse practitioner, registered nurse and medical assistant.

Job Training and Supportive Employment

PathForward serves adults in Arlington who are homeless or facing homelessness. Many of our clients are unemployed or under-employed, and have little to no income. According to a recent Point-In-Time Count conducted in Arlington County, 62% of the homeless population is unemployed, and of those who are working, only 37% have full-time jobs. Furthermore, 83% of the homeless population live on less than $1,000 per month and 63% live on less than $500 per month.

PathForward currently refers clients to the Arlington Employment Center, located within the Department of Human Services. The Center is open by appointment only. Call (703) 228-1400 or click here to make an appointment. The Employment Center offers career counseling, career assessments, job search support, a computer lab, resources for continuing education, Disabilities Employment Services and unemployment insurance information.