Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: November 21, 2011, 8:25 PM
Honored by the 2008-09 Catalogue for Philanthropy as "one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region," our mission is to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives.
Each day, as part of our Daily Bread/Daily Needs program, we provide a comprehensive range of crisis services: twice daily meals; free showers and laundry; mail, telephone, and email access; personal care and hygiene supplies; health and safety items; transportation and emergency rental assistance; and emergency clothing and blankets. In 2008, Thrive DC served more than 75,000 meals to individuals in need. Through our Links program, men and women participate in enrichment activities, receive one-on-one support and life skills coaching, and connect with comprehensive health and legal services available onsite through Thrive DC community partners. In 2008, 763 unduplicated men and women were provided social services at Thrive DC, including 2,603 referrals and 1,322 hours of case management. In order to search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and strengthen key networks with family and friends, Thrive DC's Computer Workshop enables participants to develop the skills they need to function in today's workplace. In 2008, Thrive DC offered computer access and training to 1,888 people. Finally, our intensive Real Opportunity employment preparedness program embodies our commitment to ending homelessness by providing men and women with the comprehensive support, rigorous training, and life-skills coaching needed to successfully enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.
Our work is made possible by the time and effort of over 1,000 volunteers each year and by the financial support of the community . We also gratefully accept donations of hygiene supplies and in-season clothing for men and women.