~~Each day they see 150 – 200 clients for breakfast.
~~Monday, Wednesday, & Friday they provide a hot breakfast.
~~Tuesday & Thursday, they provide clients with fresh sandwiches and salads from Pret A Manger.
~~Every Friday from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, clients are invited to participate in a farmer’s market at no cost to them!
~~You do not have to be experiencing homelessness to take part in the farmer’s market
~Dinner services for women:
~~Every evening, they serve 20 – 40 women and their dependents.
~~At 2:00 PM, the program begins
~~ At 3:00 PM, they serve a hot meal and have arts, fitness, other group activities.
~~The program ends at 4:00 PM.
~Their computer lab is open and accessible from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
~They “offer six internet connected desktops that clients may use for an hour at a time”
~ At 8:30 AM, Sign ups are available to reserve your computer time for the day. First come, first served.
~At 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, the computers are open to everyone
~At 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, the Evening Program begins and computers are only available for women.
~Every Tuesday and Thursday, they hold Employment Assistance workshops in the computer lab, where they offer help with writing resumes and cover letters, looking for job openings, and applying for jobs online. Sign ups are available for the workshops starting at 8:30 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays.
~They also have case managers who help clients with the following: Employment Goals and Expectations, Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Skills, Workplace Communication, Job Searching Techniques, Financial Planning and Money Management, and Mock Interviews.
~The Real Opportunity Training Program is designed to help “individuals who are facing major barriers to employment” including “anything from homelessness, a long history of joblessness, to substance abuse, and felony convictions.”
~It is an 18 week program that gives participants skills for a new culinary career.
~It includes 6 weeks of “soft skills development and training as a chef alongside Thrive DC’s kitchen staff” and 12 weeks working at a local restaurant.
~ “Near the end of training clients will also have the opportunity to test for a Food Handler’s License.”
~Also, Thrive DC provides a stipend to each participant during the 18 weeks.
~For more information about the program, please contact David Vicenty at (202) 503-1524, or [email protected].
~ “The New Directions Re-entry Program is designed to assist people who have been recently incarcerated and/or released from jail or prison, back on the road to becoming successful returning citizens.”
~ Services include Case Management, Basic Needs Assistance (meals, toiletries, clothing, etc), Life Skills Education, Access to Sobriety Maintenance Assistance and Support, and Employment Assistance
~Participants receive Transportation Assistance, a Small Stipend, and Access to One of Two Training Programs: Customer Service Training And Certification, or Real Opportunity Job Training.
~For more information or to join New Directions, please contact Kimberly Gray at (202) 503-1531 or [email protected].
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
~ “Thrive DC offers a low-barrier program designed to reach clients considering sobriety or working hard to sustain it.”
~The program is divided into three parts: Educational Groups, Treatment Referral, and Individual Counseling
~ “Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Thrive DC holds a group meeting for people in recovery, considering recovery, or looking for more information on getting sober for friends and family members.”
~ “Groups are open to all (not restricted by gender), and are accessible to both English and Spanish speakers.”
~For more information about substance abuse counseling, please contact Gabriel Fabre at (202) 503-1521 or [email protected].
~They offer support, referrals, and connect clients to services if they have been a victim of a crime.
~ “Victim services includes resources and referrals for homeless victims of crime in the last 3 months from the day they share the event of a crime with us.”
~ “This includes (but is not limited to): assault and battery, property damage, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, hate crime, harassment, theft, and other violent crime.”
~Hours Available: Wednesday-Friday from 11am-3pm
~For more information on Victims Services, please contact Jessica Chavez at (202) 503-1524 or [email protected]
They are located on the bottom level of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church.
No appointment necessary, just come in and ask for their of our case managers.
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Men & Women)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Women Only)
For more resources, visit their Resources Page
Last updated: 08.02.19