Enter the building from the red side door, next to the parking lot parallel to 16th St. NW.  If you’re volunteering, please go downstairs to the dining hall area to check-in with a Thrive DC staff member.

Thrive DC
1525 Newton Street NW
Washington, DC  20010

Thrive DC is located in the basement of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC. St. Stephen’s is located at 1525 Newton St. NW, at the intersection of 16th and Newton Streets.

Please note that in order to enter the basement of St. Stephen’s church, walk through the small parking lot on the west side of the church until you reach the red double doors on the right. Once you enter through the double doors, please walk down the steps until you see a sign pointing to Thrive DC. Please follow the signs to the dining hall area to check-in with a Thrive DC staff member.

Using MetroRail: (approximately 7 minutes away by foot)

  • Take the green line to the Columbia Heights Metro station.  Exit the station using the South Bound Entrance.  Walk 4 blocks North on 14th Street to Newton Street NW.  At the 14th Street and Newton intersection turn left onto Newton Street and walk to the end of the block at 16th Street and Newton Street – St. Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church will be on your right.

Using MetroBus:

  • Bus routes which stop close to the corner of 16th Street NW and Newton Street NW are:

•    S1, S2, S4, S9

•    D33

•    W45

Click here to find the best bus route for you.

Driving Directions:

Remember: Street parking is usually available within a few blocks of the church; allow a few minutes for finding a parking place.

From I-95 in Maryland:
Starting southbound on I-95
Bear right on HWY 495 (the Beltway) heading west for 3.5 miles
Take the HWY 29 exit south and go for 4.1 miles
Turn right on MILITARY heading west for 0.5 miles
Turn left on 16th Street heading south for 2.0 miles to 1525 Newton St NW

From I-270 in Maryland
Starting southbound on I 270
Bear left on I-495, (the Beltway) heading east for 3.8 miles
Take the GEORGIA AVE exit (HWY 97) heading south for 0.6 miles
Turn right on 16TH ST heading south for 5.1 miles
Turn left on MERIDIAN PL NW heading east for 0.2 miles
Turn right on 14TH ST NW heading south for 0.1 miles
Turn right on NEWTON ST NW heading west for 0.2 miles to 1525 Newton St Nw

From the Brookland neighborhood (and points east):
Go west/south on MICHIGAN AV NE
Continue on COLUMBIA RD NW heading west for 0.8 miles
Turn right on 14TH ST NW heading north for 0.3 miles
Turn left on NEWTON ST NW heading west for 0.2 miles to 1525 Newton St Nw

From Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (and points southeast):
Starting on Pennsylvania Ave, go north at any convenient point to Massachusetts Ave. Go left on Massachusetts Ave. Turn right onto 15th Street NW. When 15th Street merges into 16th Street, continue north for 4 blocks to Newton Street NW.

From Virginia, via I-395:
Go north on 395. Take US-1 North toward downtown DC. Stay straight to go onto 14th Street NW. Go just under 3 miles and turn left onto Newton Street.