THRIVE East of the River Partnership

Through a unique partnership between four District-based non-profits: Bread for the City; 11th Street Bridge Park (a project of Building Bridges Across the River); Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative; and Martha’s Table, the “THRIVE East of the River” partnership addresses the immediate economic calamity posed by COVID-19 to Washington DC’s Ward 8 residents and increases long-term stability and mobility.

Launching on June 15, 2020, the partnership will:

  • Alleviate crisis by providing up to 500 families in Ward 8 with five months of financial support, healthy food and dry goods (e.g. cleaning supplies, detergent, toiletries, etc.)
  • Stabilize families, connecting them to the full range of supportive resources for which they are eligible, including tax credits, unemployment insurance, and health and safety net programs
  • Foster mobility and assist families in securing a more resilient future through coordinated wrap-around services and connections to jobs

This collaboration provides weekly groceries, dry goods, and $1,100 direct monthly financial assistance for up to 500 families in Ward 8. Participating families will work with navigators helping them access unemployment insurance, tax credits, and other available benefits

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