The Thrive East of the River partnership is a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, designed to address immediate economic instability posed by COVID-19 to DC’s Ward 8 residents with the goal of supporting a total of 500 families.
Kicking off with the first 100 families on June 15. Participants will receive, five months of support including weekly groceries, dry goods, and $1,100 monthly financial assistance along with assigned navigators helping families access unemployment insurance, tax credits, and other available benefits.
How are «Thrive» families selected?
Martha’s Table will identify families who are enrolled in Education and Family Visiting programs. Families will be considered based on their income, the ward they live in, and if they are currently employed.
• First 25 families: Families enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $15,000 and below annually.
• Next 50 families: Families enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $25,000 and below annually.
• Final 50 families: Will be those enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $35,000 and below annually.
Contact Teres’a Watson
Family Services Coordinator, Martha’s Table
2375 Elvans Road Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20020
To learn more and donate, visit: https://bbardc.org/thrive/
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THRIVE in the News:
Washington Post: Targeted project bolsters some low-income District families with cash payment
Washington City Paper: Creating Economic Stability for D.C.’s Ward 8 Residents
Urban Institute: Insights from a DC Cash Relief Program Can Inform Discussions about Federal Cash-Based Policies
Street Sense: 500 DC families received $1,100 a week. Here’s how it helped them.
Washington Post: Nonprofit project offers cash lifeline to District’s poorest
Urban Institute: An Innovative Program Provides Cash Relief to DC Residents Hit Hardest by COVID-19