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.