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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 at this request, because as a candidate Muriel Bowser had been outspoken in her… 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 »


2014 Homeless Memorial

By: Greg Rockwell

December 19th Thrive DC will honor Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church. Please join us as we honor all the friends and family who have passed away while experiencing homelessness.


5 Ways Thrive DC Helps The Homeless Find Work

By: Greg Rockwell

A few weeks ago one of our clients posted a video asking Thrive DC how we helped the homeless find jobs, and what kind of jobs people in our programs could expect help with. While… Read More »


DC Winter Plan 2014

By: Greg Rockwell

Updated every year, the Winter Plan is DC’s guide to addressing homelessness during the winter. It lists what shelters are available and when, and what transportation is available from various service providers to the shelters. If… Read More »