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, childcare, and other emergencies. It works in collaboration with more than 30 peer organizations and government agencies, meeting a comprehensive range of clients' needs with speed and efficiency. The result? No duplication of services, and 88 cents on the dollar going directly to financial assistance. With 10 full-time and one part-time staff, Arlington Thrive annually serves more than 3,000 clients. Your donation keeps countless families warm, safe, and at home, where they belong.
Headquarters: VA-Arlington County
Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County
Age Groups Served: All
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
Arlington Dept. of Human Services recognized Arlington Thrive for its outstanding work with the Arlington County Permanent Supportive Housing Program in 2010.
- The current budget for Arlington Thrive is: $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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