Penn Quarter on the Block Press Release

By: Greg Rockwell

Media Contact: Jennifer Paul Development Director (202) 503-1523 Thrive DC 1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 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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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 »


A Christmas Carol Raises $84,000 For Thrive DC!

By: Greg Rockwell

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY AUDIENCES RAISE MORE THAN $84,000 FOR THRIVE DC DURING PERFORMANCES OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL Washington, D.C. — Ford’s Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of A Christmas Carol has… Read More »


Real Opportunity Graduation Ceremony

By: Greg Rockwell

Yesterday we graduated five individuals from our Real Opportunity culinary training program. Real Opps lasts six months and includes an internship with Thrive DC’s chefs, an externship at a local restaurant, and intensive case management to… Read More »