The cost of living in metro DC is among the highest in the nation, placing immense strain on low-income families – particularly when temporary unemployment, an unexpected illness, or a financial crisis strikes. Since 1975, Arlington Thrive has been the only nonprofit to provide same-day emergency financial assistance to residents of the county who cannot pay for their basic needs: rent, utilities, medical bills, prescription costs, work-related transportation, and other emergencies. It works in collaboration with government and private agencies and relies on them to assess true need and to provide case management for clients. The result? No duplication of services, and 88 cents on the dollar going directly to financial assistance. With three full-time staff and 15 volunteers, Arlington Thrive annually serves approximately 3,000 clients. Your donation keeps countless families warm, safe, and at home, where they belong.