Celebrating 40 years of service Thrive DC is partnering with VIDA Fitness for their annual 5K run Saturday, October 12. VIDAThrive5K Run for a Cause hopes to generate awareness to prevent poverty and end homelessness in Washington D.C. The 5K will take place at Rock Creek Park following a scenic trail and welcomes any level of runners, plus walkers, friends, families, baby strollers and pets. Race registration is $35 with all proceeds donated directly to Thrive DC.
- Date: Saturday October 12, 2019 Race begins at 8 a.m.
- Where: Rock Creek Park. Race starts at Carter Barron park off 16th St. NW along Beach Drive finishing behind William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium.
- Registration: Open to everyone and is $35 per person
The need within the District to help men, women and children in extreme poverty is tremendous. The charitable arm of VIDA Fitness partnered with Thrive DC for their annual 5K in hopes to bring awareness and help raise funding to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in Washington. Individuals wishing to participate can learn more and register at https://vidathrive5k.com/ .
More About Thrive DC
Thrive DC currently serves more than 250 people a day and over 153,000 meals per year. They offer approximately 415 showers to the homeless per month and 1,400 loads of laundry are washed by clients every year.
They also offer a variety of programs to help at risk individuals create a safe and fulfilling life including:
- Morning Program: Serving more than 150 people each morning for breakfast. Plus the ability to showers, do laundry, access email, use the phone and receive emergency groceries
- Evening Program: A safe environment for women and children serving dinner with showers, laundry, emergency groceries, enrichment and therapeutic activities, along with a safe place to build community.
- Computer Lab: Open five days a week with computer use to connect with family, search for jobs, workshops for resumes, cover letter writing is also available on designated days during the week.
- Employment Program: Training, education, and ongoing support needed to regain their independence through employment support, case management, resume writing and a 23 week course of intensive employment training.
- New Directions Re-Entry Program: Designed to assist men and women who have been recently incarcerated, and/or released from jail or prison, on the road to becoming successful.
- Substance Abuse Program: Offer those struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction.
- Therapy Programs: Occasional groups such as music and art therapy, garden group, comedy group, and other peer support networks that help clients move to the next step out of homelessness.
- Victim Services: Available Wednesday – Friday offering support, referrals and connecting clients to services if a victim of a crime.