We are so excited to welcome Ms. Tanya Thomas to our team.
Tanya is Thrive DC’s new Women’s Program Coordinator and Case Manager. We sat down to ask her some “get to know you” questions, so read on and learn more about our newest staff member and budding author!
What made you interested in helping homeless women?
During my career in social work, I started to notice the large amount of homeless and vulnerable women in our city. These women don’t have the basic resources they need to move towards self-sufficiency.
It created a passion in me to work with them beyond just their housing needs. I’ve had the privilege of hearing their unique stories and it motivates me to help them reach their goals.
I love giving my ladies hope and determination.
I heard about Thrive DC through Indeed.com. There I learned more about the services being offered to the homeless and low-income adults in my own community. I was surprised to see how much Thrive does!
What makes Thrive DC different than other programs?
Thrive is different from a lot of other organizations because they provide hot meals, showers, and laundry services among so much more.
This is one of the few places where my women can get almost all of their needs met in one place.
What is an awesome moment you’ve had at Thrive DC so far?
I’ve had several! Some of the awesome moments I’ve had would be interacting with the women in our dinner program and learning more about their unique situations.
It’s also been a privilege to meet the many volunteers who are passionately committed to working with our clients.
What do you see as the biggest need among the people you work with?
The biggest needs, sadly, are basic necessities: IDs, housing, food, and clothing.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about empowering women, and providing the help that they so desperately need.
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
I would say cereal, and oatmeal.
What’s a cool and interesting fact about yourself?
I love to read and write short stories in my spare time.