Programs

Supporting Our Community’s Most Vulnerable

Thrive DC offers a comprehensive range of programs for homeless and vulnerable individuals. Our programs include:

Daily Bread/Daily Needs
Links
Real Opportunity Job Training and Employment services
Computer Lab
Volunteer and Community Education

Daily Bread/Daily Needs
Thrive DC serves more than 150,000 meals annually through our Daily Bread/Daily Needs program. This is in addition to the thousands of supplies distributed and services we provide annually. These numbers represent significant distress in our community, where approximately 7,000 are homeless and 57,000 individuals are living in extreme poverty and struggling to fulfill their most basic needs. We offer:

  • Breakfast for men, women, and families, and dinner service for women and families
  • Free showers and laundry
  • Mail, telephone, and computer access
  • Personal care and safety supplies
  • Emergency clothing and blankets
  • Transportation assistance
  • Prescription assistance
  • Lunch to Go
  • Emergency grocery bags
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

Links Program
Thrive DC works with each person who comes through our doors to establish a relationship of trust in a safe, welcoming environment. We ensure that our clients have the opportunity to achieve personal goals by providing direct services and connecting them to other vital resources in the community. We offer:

  • One-on-one case management and life skills coaching
  • Peer support groups
  • Educational presentations and workshops
  • Therapeutic and enrichment classes
  • Legal, medical, and other services provided onsite by community partner organizations
  • Computer access and classes
  • Referrals to specialized services available off-site

Real Opportunity Training and Employment Support
In some cases, homelessness may be temporary, while in others, it is a chronic challenge. Whatever the reason, homelessness cannot be solved through the provision of meals and supplies alone. We must work to uncover the reasons why an individual has become destabilized and provide the necessary training, education, and ongoing support needed to regain their independence. We offer:

  • 23 weeks of intensive employment training
  • Teaching of “soft skills,” such as attire, teamwork, and conflict resolution
  • Workshops in finance and personal budgeting
  • Resume writing and job search support

Computer Lab:
Our popular Computer Lab has 6 Internet-connected desktops and is open 5 days a week. We offer:

  • Daily access to computers to connect with family and search for jobs
  • Basic computer classes in English and Spanish
  • Twice weekly computer lab workshops assisting in resume and cover letter writing, job searching, and other employment help. These workshops are incredibly helpful for community members in gaining employment and utilize the help of staff, interns, and volunteers.