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Residential Program Center

The Residential Program Center (RPC) is located in Arlington, Virginia and provides three crucial services – non-medical detoxification, substance abuse recovery and housing services for single adults experiencing homelessness – all under one roof.

Within this unique program, a 12-bed detoxification unit provides social model detoxification services for up to 14 days; a 10-bed Early Recovery Unit provides intensive post-detoxification treatment services for up to three months; and a 44-bed homeless shelter provides housing-focused case management, education training, job training, referral services, behavioral health treatment services on-site, and 12-step based meetings.

In her own words, Housing-Focused Case Manager Angela Sami, explains her thoughts about working for Volunteers of America Chesapeake:

“I feel I'm one of the luckiest people in the world to have found something in life that I love to do, over the last 18 years. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve and help others. Working at the RPC shelter has brought me great delight and more so, great pleasure knowing I play a major part in assisting someone from being homeless to having their own place to call home. I enjoy providing housing counseling, budgeting, employment leads, educational/vocational training opportunities, ways to build self- esteem and linkages to healthcare services, all with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability. All the calls, introductions and meet and greets with apartment managers are a part of the background work, or “bridging" as I like to put it. These are the stepping stones to the smiles that lift my heart. Seeing a person smile, cry and give me that final hug, after opening the door to their new home, makes all the hard work worth it."

Residential Program Center
1554 Columbia Pike : Arlington, Virginia 22204
Phone: 703.228.0022
Fax: 703.228.0028
Hours: Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

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