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Helping Women Out of Prison

By: Greg Rockwell

Nicole Price is our Women In New Directions (WIND) Program Coordinator. WIND helps women transition from prison back into our community, and helped 26 women last year navigate post-incarcerated life. We sat down to interview… Read More »


Penn Quarter on the Block Press Release

By: Greg Rockwell

Media Contact: Jennifer Paul Development Director (202) 503-1523 jenniferp@thrivedc.org Thrive DC 1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 www.thrivedc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2015 WESCHLER’S PARTNERS WITH THRIVE DC TO SUPPORT HOMELESS WOMEN AND… Read More »

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A Long-Term Solution for Homelessness

By: Greg Rockwell

. From Alicia Horton, Executive Director of Thrive DC The solutions for homelessness cannot be painted with one magic brush stroke.  Homelessness is the result of a broken system that sets up our community’s most vulnerable… Read More »

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Russeline’s Story

By: Greg Rockwell

Russeline came to Thrive DC two years ago during a period of crisis in her life. She had no food, no access to clean clothing, and no place to live. She struggled with addiction and… Read More »

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A Place to Call My Own

By: Greg Rockwell

Jonathan started coming to Thrive DC years ago, when the breakfast program was known as the “9:30 Club.” He found himself homeless and living in a shelter after raising nine children and previously working as a… Read More »

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A Response to DC’s Housing Crisis

By: Greg Rockwell

Last week Mayor Bowser’s administration asked a judge to lift their obligation to house homeless families in private rooms. Homeless advocates were surprised, since there had been no warning that such a measure was needed. It’s a… Read More »

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What Is The Point In Time Homeless Count?

By: Greg Rockwell

Last night hundreds of volunteers in DC walked through all the neighborhoods, alleyways, parks, and woods for one simple purpose: to physically count every homeless person in the city. Started in 1983, the Point In… Read More »

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Penn Quarter on the Block

By: Greg Rockwell

On March 26th, Thrive DC and Weschler’s Auction House will be hosting a fabulous cocktail party with an open wine bar, appetizers, and an exciting auction! All money raised will benefit Thrive DC’s Dinner Program for… Read More »

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Thriving Rhythms

By: Greg Rockwell

“Overall, my style of connecting with clients involves de-emphasizing their everyday problems. The purpose of music group is to allow them to get away, relax, and enjoy without having to discuss topics like mental illness… Read More »

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The Top 5 Most Effective Ways to Help the Homeless This Winter

By: Greg Rockwell

Winter is the hardest time for our homeless community. When the temperature dips below freezing it creates a severe risk for hypothermia, and the consequences can be fatal. Thankfully, DC has a long-standing law that requires the… Read More »