Thrive DC

Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives.

Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.

We are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity. With our help, our clients take the first steps toward independence and self-sufficiency.

Thrive DC serves 200 – 250 homeless and vulnerable individuals every day who turn to us for critical support. Services range from twice daily meals and weekly emergency groceries, to assistance finding housing and support finding employment, to connections to legal aid and opportunities for health screenings, to intensive job training and access to computers, laundry and showers.

Computer Lab - Thrive DC

Computer Lab Our computer lab is open and accessible from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We offer six internet connected desktops that clients may use for an hour at a time. Lab Schedule 8:30 AM Sign ups are av...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Education

Computer Lab Employment Assistance

Every Tuesday and Thursday we reserve the computer lab to work with clients on employment. In the computer lab we offer help with writing resumes and cover letters, looking for job openings, and apply...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Work
Service Eligibility: Homeless

Employment Program

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 work t...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Work
Service Eligibility: Homeless

Evening Program

Thrive DC’s Evening Program offers a safe, peer supported environment for women and children. Since 1979 we have always reserved dinner for women and their dependents, as they often face the greatest...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Food Care
Service Eligibility: Homeless Youth (6-12) Women/Girls

Laundry Services - Men

Offers a space to do laundry.
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Goods
Service Eligibility: Homeless Men/Boys

Laundry Services - Women

Offers a space to do laundry.
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Goods
Service Eligibility: Homeless Women/Girls

Morning Program

During the morning program, our clients can take showers, do laundry, access their mail and use the phone, receive emergency groceries, and enjoy community in a safe, welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Food Care

Re-entry Program

Men and women are released every day from jails and prisons without food, clothing, or support. Thrive DC provides all of this without restrictions on sobriety, without time limits, and without judgm...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Care Goods Work Housing Education
Service Eligibility: Formerly Incarcerated Homeless

Real Opportunities Training Program

Thrive DC is proud to provide a program that works with individuals who are facing major barriers to employment. We help clients train for a new culinary career who are overcoming anything from homele...
(202) 737-9311; (202) 503-1522  ext. extension English, French
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Service Category: Work
Service Eligibility: Homeless

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 coun...
  • 1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
  • 1629 K Street NW Washington DC 20006
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Homeless
St. Steven Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St NW Washington DC 20010
Main Location
1629 K Street NW Washington DC 20006