Help The Homeless Get Help
One of the hardest parts about life emergencies is not knowing where to go for help. You can be part of the solution.
How To Interact With Panhandlers
There are 8,000 – 10,000 homeless individuals in DC. You probably pass several every day. While we encourage you to follow your heart in how you interact with the homeless you meet on the street, we also encourage you to let people know the next place to get help.
Our business cards and brochures are a great way to offer people in need a tangible lifeline to a solution. Thrive DC offers comprehensive services, and if we don’t have what someone is looking for we know where they can go to get it.
If you would like a supply of Thrive DC cards to carry in your wallet, purse, or pocket, contact [email protected] or (202) 503-1528. We’ll be happy to send you a supply in the mail. You can also stop by our office between 10:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday and pick them up personally!
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
We’re on the bottom level of St. Stephen’s Church; simply enter through the double red doors attached to the parking lot, come down the stairs, and we’ll be on your left.
Thrive DC Outreach Brochures
If you would like a more comprehensive handout, or would like something you can print out yourself, please offer people you meet our program brochure. It is available in English or Spanish, and lists our programs, services, and schedule for each day of the week.
Let Us Come To You
Part of outreach is not only educating people in need of help, but also educating the people around you on what they can do to help fight homelessness. Thrive DC has a world class outreach team that is available for a presentation at your church or youth group, a “Lunch and Learn” at your work, or community meeting in your neighborhood.
If you and your group want to understand the context of homelessness in DC and practical ways you can make a difference then contact us at 202-503-1523 or [email protected]. Let us know you are interested in a community presentation and we will get back to you quickly!