Thrive DC welcomes anyone in need, providing services to men and women of all ages, backgrounds, races and ethnicities.

We are here to help. Our services include:

Twice-Daily Meals:

  • Breakfast Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Dinner (for woman and children only) Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional services available during meals:

  • Free showers and laundry
  • Free Mail and telephone access
  • Personal care and safety supplies
  • Lunch-to-Go sandwiches and salads
  • Emergency Pantry – Wednesdays (sign up during meal programs)
  • Fresh Food Fridays (April-October) during meal programs

Employment Support:

  • Resume writing, cover letter writing, and job search support
  • Referrals to other area agencies offering job training and counseling
  • Transportation assistance for job interviews and first two weeks of work for new jobs
  • Mock interviews

Real Opportunity Employment Training Program:

  • 23 weeks of intensive employment training in the culinary field
  • Workshops on “soft skills,” such as attire, teamwork, conflict resolution, finance, and communication skills
  • 6 week culinary skills training
  • 3 months of culinary training in a local restaurant
  • A small hourly stipend and weekly transportation assistance

NOTE:  Acceptance into Real Opportunity training is competitive. All interested applicants should contact Jemahl Nixon, Employment Specialist, at or 202-503-1521.

Computer Lab:

Use our computer lab for job searches, to learn basic computer skills and to connect with family and friends –

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (all welcome)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (women and their children only)
  • Computer classes Tuesday-Fridays at 12:00 pm

Referrals and Support Services (walk in)

Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Transportation assistance
  • Emergency clothing and blankets
  • Referrals for off-site services
  • Legal aid, health care and other services onsite
  • Job search support
  • Job training program
  • Case management services

Case Management (By appointment)

Contact Director of Social Services Jessica Macleod at or 202-503-1524.


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“Thrive DC provides both the essentials of food, and the intangibles of kindness.” – Lucy