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New Beginnings: On the Path to Employment

By: Olga Skenderska

We are happy to announce a few exciting updates about our Employment Readiness and Real Opportunity Employment Training programs here at Thrive DC. Since the beginning of March we have had 3 successful employment service… Read More »


Nutrition in the Kitchen

By: Amber Cohen

We are excited to announce three awesome partnerships that will improve upon Thrive DC’s meal programs! Executive Chef Terrence Brown recently became a licensed health ambassador! Thanks to a program at the Capital Area Food… Read More »


Six Months Ago

By: Chris Nance

by Abby Krumbein Abby Krumbein is an AVODAH Fellow spending a year working at Thrive DC as a member of our Social Services team. Six months ago, on one of my first nights in DC,… Read More »

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Meeting the need for more emergency groceries

By: Alice Arnold

We are always looking for ways to better serve our wonderful community members.  This year we have noticed an increasing demand for our Emergency Pantry food bags.  Many of the individuals who come to Thrive… Read More »


A look back at 2013

By: Alice Arnold

  Thrive DC 2013 Year in Review The District of Columbia has experienced an astronomical rise in homelessness in the last few years. In January 2013, the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness counted… Read More »

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Check out the Thrive 365 slide show

By: Jennifer Paul

Our Second Annual Thrive 365 was a definite highlight of 2013. For those of you who supported the event in so many ways, here’s a trip down memory lane that we hope you will enjoy.… Read More »


Shop Online to Prevent Homelessness!

By: Amber Cohen

Thrive DC Attention shoppers! Here’s a new opportunity to direct a portion of your Amazon purchases to supporting Thrive DC’s programs to alleviate and prevent homelessness. AmazonSmile, a new website from, offers the… Read More »


Meet Nugget: A dog who went from homeless to housed

By: Chris Nance

Over a month ago Rita, one of our regular clients, came to us with a heartbreaking story.  She was not only losing her housing, but her long-time, four-legged companion, Halle, was going to be homeless… Read More »


Heart of Gold

By: Sarah Parson

Several years ago, Thrive DC was introduced to a new volunteer.  He came loaded down with cases of sodas, candy, snacks and other goodies for the clients.  What we didn’t know then was that we… Read More »

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Giving Hope and Nourishment

By: Alice Arnold

No doubt you’re familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Today is the 2nd annual Giving Tuesday, a day that provides an opportunity to take some of your pennies saved from shopping… Read More »