202-737-9311 | info@thrivedc.org

Prevent & End Homelessness

At Thrive DC, we are a safety net for people experiencing housing instability, food insecurity, and economic crisis. Our goal is to support and equip clients on their journey of achieving greater self-sufficiency.
"Thrive DC is a place I could call my home. They help me put my life back together. Here I was able to find opportunities, programs, clothing, and housing. Thank you for helping me when I needed help."

-Barbara, Thrive DC Client

Our Story

Thrive DC began in 1979 as the Dinner Program for Homeless Women (DPHW), a grassroots response to the first major wave of homelessness on the streets of downtown Washington, DC

Thrive DC changed and grew over the years to meet the needs of our clients, and in 2008 we moved from downtown DC to the Columbia Heights neighborhood. With the big move, we also changed our name from DPHW to Thrive DC in order to better reflect our growing mission.

Thrive DC, in partnership with other non-profits and government agencies, strives to provide more comprehensive services to a historically underserved and vulnerable population with the mission to end homelessness in the District.
  • Mission

    Our mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives.
  • Vision

    Our vision is for everyone in Washington, DC to have an equal opportunity to thrive.
  • Values

    Basic Needs Listening and Learning | Relationships | Respect and Dignity | Collaboration | Flexibility | Development | Accountability | Compassion | Justice | Diversity

Our Team

Shannon Battle

Residential Housing Monitor
shannon at thrivedc.org

Jon Bolduc

Director of Programs
jon at thrivedc.org

Terrence Brown

Executive Chef
terrence at thrivedc.org

Jessica Chavez

Victim Services Coordinator
jessicac at thrivedc.org

Vera Damanka

Workforce Development Manager
vera at thrivedc.org

Vanessa Davis

Volunteer & Community Resources Coordinator
vanessa at thrivedc.org

Malcolm Ewing

Development Assistant
malcolm at thrivedc.org

Gabriel Fabre

Social Services Manager
gabriel at thrivedc.org

Jameon Gray

Reentry Outreach Specialist
jameon at thrivedc.org

Jessica Herfurth

Development Associate
jessicah at thrivedc.org

Gary Hines

Grants Coordinator
gary at thrivedc.org

Meera Kumar

Morning Program Coordinator/Case Manager
meera at thrivedc.org

Shane Mulhern

Executive Director
shane at thrivedc.org

Mark Overbey

Residential Housing Monitor
mark at thrivedc.org

Bonita Steele

Reentry Transitional Housing Manager
bonita at thrivedc.org

Sean Wormsley

Peace Officer/Donations Rescue
sean at thrivedc.org

Board of Directors


Angela Thresher, President

U.S. Bank, SVP

Zeshan Tahir, Treasurer

JP Morgan Chase, VP, Commercial Banking

Michelle Rindone, Vice President

Federal Government

Laurence Thompson, Secretary

Attorney and Consultant


Suzanne Garwood

JPMorgan Chase, Executive Director & 
Assistant General Counsel

Synina Pugh

DC Government

Pete Kirschner

EventsDC, Senior Director of Business Development

Tracey Clarke Dalebroux

Family Health International

Dr. Clara B. Lee

Edgewater Federal Solutions, Director, Client Services

Alexia Baillow

Capital One, Corporate Communications

Camille Martone

Jessica Rihani


Eden Shiferaw


Sunny Gupta

Edible Finance, Founder & Owner

Tristan Breaux

Tyson Foods

Bill Black

BillBlack Public Affairs Strategies, LLC


Advisory Board

Keisha Streeter-Clark

DC Urban Living, Principal Broker/Owner

Matt Lowy

Community Advocate

Rochelle Sanchirico

Spotify, Global Director of SMB Marketing

Angela Charles

Dept. of Human Services, EMS

Nick Rosenbach

Community Advocate

Jen Nedeau Helm

Meta, Policy Manager

Nathan Mishler

Community Advocate

It takes a village.

We could not do our work without the support of our amazing community members and organizations!
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 737-9311

Client Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff Hours: 
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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