Arm & Arm

Arm & Arm Arm & Arm is a membership-based organization that empowers individuals during critical transition periods with tools that bring them into self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-sufficiency.
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We then enable them to process trauma, manage stress, and live Arm & Arm is a non-profit that provides holistic “mind-body” services to returning citizens and veterans as they re-enter society. Delivered during high-risk transition periods, our goal is to truly change individuals view of themselves, their families and their communities. We accomplish this by addressing thinking, behavior, past trauma, and helping to improve resilience by using leading edge Cognitive and Somatic recovery techniques that can be self-sustained over time. The approach is peer-led to ensure engagement, and provides ongoing support post-release to help members stay the course. We currently serve the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) metropolitan areas.

We then enable them to process trauma, manage stress, and live Arm & Arm is a non-profit that provides holistic “mind-body” services to returning citizens and veterans as they re-enter society. Delivered during high-risk transition periods, our goal is to truly change individuals view of themselves, their families and their communities. We accomplish this by addressing thinking, behavior, past trauma, and helping to improve resilience by using leading edge Cognitive and Somatic recovery techniques that can be self-sustained over time. The approach is peer-led to ensure engagement, and provides ongoing support post-release to help members stay the course. We currently serve the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) metropolitan areas.

Mission: To empower individuals returning home from incarceration, with tools which will enable them to make rational evaluations of themselves, their situations, and their circumstances, while making proactive and healthy decisions, as they navigate their way back into society.

Operating as usual

Life Lessons.  It is a great blessing to have an opportunity to share in the learning and development of a child.  My gr...
10/25/2020
New photo by Arm & Arm

Life Lessons. It is a great blessing to have an opportunity to share in the learning and development of a child. My grandson loves to go to the Arm & Arm Peer institute and write on the white board while he facilitates a lesson to me and his cars.-Kelvin Manurs, Founder & Executive Director of Arm & Arm-

10/23/2020
New video by Arm & Arm

Detoured from a with some concerned churches and community member in SE, DC due to this six car accident on Southern Ave. It was said that the driver was on K-2. One of the major topics of discussion during the meeting.

That's Right!!!  Putting in the work for others!!! This is what On the Ground Work Looks Like!!!
10/23/2020

That's Right!!! Putting in the work for others!!! This is what On the Ground Work Looks Like!!!

Our kitchen cleaning crew! Worked the whole weekend and did an amazing job! Thanks Ladies!

We are so thankful to be partnered with Rising Hope UMMC!!!  Our partnership is an example that, "We Can Build Whole & H...
10/23/2020

We are so thankful to be partnered with Rising Hope UMMC!!! Our partnership is an example that, "We Can Build Whole & Healthy Communities!!!" #makingourvoicecount

Mrs. Debra went on a shopping spree for some new utensils and racks for the kitchen today! During Covid, we gave it a deep clean and remodel!

10/20/2020

Arm & Arm is pleased to be conducting an Ethics Training for Continued Education Units and Peer Recovery Specialist Recertification on November 3, 2020.

Have you voted???  Do you need help getting to the polls??  #makingourvoicecount
10/19/2020
How this Richmond man is helping voters get to the polls

Have you voted??? Do you need help getting to the polls?? #makingourvoicecount

With Election Day now less than a month away and the deadline to register to vote in Virginia this Tuesday, Oct. 13, one Richmond man is using his resources to make sure everyone gets to the polls on time.

End to End Peer Work that supports returning citizens, veterans, families and their communities.  We are Arm & Arm!!!
10/13/2020
New photo by Arm & Arm

End to End Peer Work that supports returning citizens, veterans, families and their communities. We are Arm & Arm!!!

10/07/2020
New video by Arm & Arm

Two Thumbs up to the Fairfax County Government, who took an innovative approach to having a Community Inclusive Event.

We want to thank the Jeffrey S. from Boy Scout Troop 158 and Floris UMC for assisting us in distributing over 1000 masks...
10/01/2020

We want to thank the Jeffrey S. from Boy Scout Troop 158 and Floris UMC for assisting us in distributing over 1000 masks to vulnerable populations during our, "A Mask for Everyone," mask drive.

Lifestyle Entertainment is hosting a Scavenger Hunt. Go to 395lifestyle.com to “The Hunt” page for details. The first cl...
09/29/2020

Lifestyle Entertainment is hosting a Scavenger Hunt. Go to 395lifestyle.com to “The Hunt” page for details. The first clue will be posted at 11am on October 2nd, this Friday. Good Luck!!!!

Discussions on reentry, OUD/SUD and unconventional forms of outreach that we use to make an impact on individuals during...
09/28/2020

Discussions on reentry, OUD/SUD and unconventional forms of outreach that we use to make an impact on individuals during high-risk transition periods.

End of Summer Arm & Arm Gathering.  Discussing Outreach Strategy, Training and Peer/Community Support
09/28/2020
New photo by Arm & Arm

End of Summer Arm & Arm Gathering. Discussing Outreach Strategy, Training and Peer/Community Support

Let's support these important outreach efforts that assists our neighbors in Exercising Their Voice!!!
09/20/2020

Let's support these important outreach efforts that assists our neighbors in Exercising Their Voice!!!

GOTV and Voter Registration

We are providing End to End services for individuals suffering from the pre-existing conditions of mental health challen...
09/16/2020
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We are providing End to End services for individuals suffering from the pre-existing conditions of mental health challenges, substance use disorder and trauma that have led to incarceration, homelessness and social isolation. Please contact us today and lets connect Arm & Arm.

Kelvin Manurs, Founder and Board Co-Chair of Arm & Arm, and Sandra (Dee) Carr, the lead facilitator for Arm & Arm, man the table for their group, a peer to peer empowerment and support group for formerly incarcerated residents and veterans. https://www.armandarm.org

What an Awesome, Insightful and Informative Shop Talk today, or should I say a Call to Action delivered by Ms. Symone Wa...
09/16/2020

What an Awesome, Insightful and Informative Shop Talk today, or should I say a Call to Action delivered by Ms. Symone Walker. Symone lead the discussion on, "Building equity within our schools that promote robust learning and training environments that offer opportunities for every student."

Working to assist individuals with Census Registration to bring more accurate numbers to the communities of Arlington,Va
09/12/2020

Working to assist individuals with Census Registration to bring more accurate numbers to the communities of Arlington,Va

09/02/2020
Arlington County Bar Foundation

Arm & Arm Executive Director Kelvin Manurs' Interview with the Arlington Bar Foundation.

The Arlington County Bar Foundation 2020 Grantee, Arm & Arm, is active in the community making positive changes in people's lives. Kelvin Manurs joins Sudeep Bose in a deeply personal and revealing interview to discuss his life, his work, the positive impact of Arm & Arm, and how the support of the Foundation has benefited a most critical and underserved segment of the community.

Thank you to the Arlington Bar Foundation for all of the support that you have given us towards our Community Work.
08/26/2020

Thank you to the Arlington Bar Foundation for all of the support that you have given us towards our Community Work.

The work of our Grantee Organizations does not stop. Coming September 1st.... Arm&Arm: In Focus. The organizations making our Community Thrive!

There are so many ways that Returning Citizens impact their communities today.  By voting we can impact them past tomorr...
08/24/2020

There are so many ways that Returning Citizens impact their communities today. By voting we can impact them past tomorrow!! Great Job by Outreach Team Member Harold Hughes who continues to strive within communities everyday!!!

In Order to Create Community We Must First Have Communication!  Thank you to Arm & Arm Peer Recovery Specialist Ronnie H...
08/22/2020

In Order to Create Community We Must First Have Communication! Thank you to Arm & Arm Peer Recovery Specialist Ronnie Howard for heading up today's discussion on strategies that will involve everyone.

Do you have computers, laptops, or other equipment that you would like to donate to children to assist in virtual learni...
08/22/2020

Do you have computers, laptops, or other equipment that you would like to donate to children to assist in virtual learning?

‪DC's elected officials are failing our Black and Latinx students in addressing the #DigitalDivide, so we are launching the #WeKeepUsSafe Back to School Bash supply drive to help ensure ALL students have EQUITABLE resources to be successful! Visit DCbacktoschoolbash.com. #W6MA‬ #WeKeepUsConnected #DCtogether #solidarityNOTcharity #Ward6MutualAid #DCMutualAid

More important than the picture is the caption.  I can't vote if I'm not registered and If I live in Virginia, then I ca...
08/16/2020
Secretary of the Commonwealth - Restoration of Rights

More important than the picture is the caption. I can't vote if I'm not registered and If I live in Virginia, then I can't get registered if my voting rights aren't restored. Click here to check your voting restoration status in VA: https://www.restore.virginia.gov/

Restoration of Rights, Commonwealth, Secretary of the Commonwealth, McAuliffe, Terence McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, governor, virginia, va

The Power of Our Shared Story is the Empathetic Connection that Brings Community Healthy. -Kelvin Manurs, Founder of Arm...
08/15/2020
New photo by Arm & Arm

The Power of Our Shared Story is the Empathetic Connection that Brings Community Healthy. -Kelvin Manurs, Founder of Arm & Arm-

Taking time out to share among ourselves as Arm & Arm Men in Leadership prior to going out to make community connections...
08/15/2020
New photo by Arm & Arm

Taking time out to share among ourselves as Arm & Arm Men in Leadership prior to going out to make community connections and provide support to those who have yet to find their recovery path.

From Outreach, to Mentoring and Training, to Support and Community Work.  We Are Arm & Arm.  Visit us online at www.Arma...
08/08/2020

From Outreach, to Mentoring and Training, to Support and Community Work. We Are Arm & Arm. Visit us online at www.ArmandArm.org.

Outreach is essential and connecting with community is the goal.  Great job to our outreach team during yesterday's Marc...
08/02/2020

Outreach is essential and connecting with community is the goal. Great job to our outreach team during yesterday's March For Black Lives Arlington event.

Arm & Arm's End of Week Work out Session led by Mr. Equilla Lawson (Q), offers physical, mental and spiritual health.
07/31/2020

Arm & Arm's End of Week Work out Session led by Mr. Equilla Lawson (Q), offers physical, mental and spiritual health.

We as U.S. Veterans have been trained to fight for freedom.  It's a shame that we have to fight for it at home!!!-Kelvin...
07/30/2020
A ‘Wall of Vets’ Joins the Front Lines of Portland Protests

We as U.S. Veterans have been trained to fight for freedom. It's a shame that we have to fight for it at home!!!-Kelvin Manurs, Founder of Arm & Arm- U.S. Army, Desert Storm Veteran

Military veterans said they banded together to protect the free speech of demonstrators.

07/29/2020
With Encouragement I Will...

Sometimes we need a little and other times need a lot. Let's Encourage Someone Today.-Kelvin Manurs, Founder of Arm & Arm

Thanks for laying the ground work of "Perseverance" for us Congressman John Lewis. Arm & Arm
07/26/2020
John Lewis, Son of Alabama, Makes His Last Journey Home

Thanks for laying the ground work of "Perseverance" for us Congressman John Lewis. Arm & Arm

Days of memorials for the congressman and civil rights figure began in Troy, the small Alabama town where he was raised. “Rest well,” one of his sisters said.

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8220 Russell Rd
Alexandria, VA
22309

Metro bus accessible.

General information

The Arm & Arm initiative is able to reduce recidivism, increase successful integration back into society, reduce crime and reduce costs in both dollars and lives wasted. Arm & Arm will expand its successes into an even wider community over time. Just as it “takes a village to raise a child”, it takes an entire community to successfully assist in recovery and transition. Arm & Arm unites the community in this effort.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(571) 245-4568

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Too many thousands of citizens face barriers to voting, to participating in democracy. But some organizations are trying to help.
Join me tomorrow for a free Release and Relax Session during these challenging times.
We are very honored to have the privilege of this Video Salute!!
Self, Peer, Family and Community Engagement are the results Arm & Arm's Peer Training and Mentoring. We are Stronger Together in 2020.
We are Stronger Together in 2020!
Please tune into WJLA Channel 7 on Friday at 5pm, for the Airing of the Interview showcasing our work with veterans.
Thanks again to Jonathan Elias and Channel 7 WJLA for shinning the spotlight on our work with veterans. Please tune on Friday, December 27th @ 6PM to view the story.
Let's get out and make our voice count for ourselves, our families and our communities. Be Sure to Vote!!!
We are Stronger Together!!!
I Love My Work!!!
No One sets out to become an Addict!!!
Please Join us!!!