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
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Real Opportunity Job Training and Employment
Computer Lab
Substance Abuse Counseling
Women In New Directions (WIND)

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
  • Lunch to Go
  • Emergency grocery bags
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

Case management 2 (Web)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
  • Transportation assistance
  • Prescription assistance

Real Opps (Web)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 (Web)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
  • Tuesday & Thursday computer lab workshops from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM assisting in resume and cover letter writing, job searching, and other employment help.

 

Substance Abuse Counseling

Thrive DC believes that every person, no matter their circumstances, should be treated with respect and dignity. For those struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction, we offer:

  • one-on-one counseling, case management, and treatment referrals
  • Weekly Men’s Substance Abuse Education (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Weekly Women’s Substance Abuse Education (Friday) 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 12 different topics of discussion (12 weeks)

If you would like to talk to someone about substance abuse counseling, please contact Nicole Coates at (202) 503-1539 or nicolec@thrivedc.org.

ThriveWebFeaturedWomen In New Directions (WIND)

The  Women in New Directions (WIND) Re-entry Program is designed to assist women who have been recently incarcerated, and/or released from jail or prison, on the road to becoming successful.  We offer:

  • case management
  • basic needs assistance (meals, toiletries, referrals for clothing and food)
  • life skills education
  • employment assistance
  • sobriety maintenance assistance and support.

If you are interested in the WIND program, please contact Nicole Price at (202) 503-1531 or nicole@thrivedc.org.