Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Thrive by Five DC, launched by Mayor Muriel Bowser, works to ensure that every family in the District is knowledgeable of and connected to programs and resources, ranging from maternal health to early childhood supports, needed not only to survive but to thrive.

Resource Center

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Thrive by Five’s website is a one-stop resource center to help District parents and caretakers navigate the city’s wide range of early health and learning resources. District residents should have access to critical information and support they need all in one place.


Collaboration and Partnership

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Thrive by Five is the District’s first comprehensive health and early learning initiative. Thrive by Five’s work is developed in partnership with all stakeholders who are implementing and investing in health and education services for families.

Thrive by Five Coordinating Council

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The Thrive by Five Coordinating Council works to measure progress of District and community-level initiatives focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes and promoting healthy child development from birth to age five.


For questions about Thrive by Five DC, please contact:
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 223, Washington, DC 20004
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm
Phone: (202) 727-1750

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Purple Wave Festival: Strengthening Families and Communities

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The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and DC Recovery Advisory Council (DCRAC) are hosting the 2nd Purple Wave Festival: Strengthening Families and Communities, on Saturday, September 16, from 10 am to 3 pm at 50 O Street, NE, on the corner of North Capitol and New York Avenues. The Purple Wave Festival celebrates National Recovery Month to increase awareness of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.


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