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Everyday, thousands of Virginia Peninsula residents endure financial hardship – struggling to survive.

We are THRIVE, and we’re helping people.

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Find out how we’re helping!

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About Us

THRIVE Peninsula, a 501©(3) non-profit organization,
is committed to assisting Virginia Peninsula individuals and families through difficult times.

WHO WE ARE

Fueled by the Light of Christ and the dedicated support of partnering faith communities and other contributors, THRIVE Peninsula ministers to the physical, economic, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of our neighbors. Addressing both essential living needs (e.g., food, housing, utilities) and the unique crises affecting each person, this volunteer-driven coalition helps coordinate community resources for a tailored, integrated response.

VISION

A united Peninsula faith community, partnering with community resources, to help those most in need resolve their immediate crises and lead lives of more faithful stewardship.

With comprehensive financial education among its core (no cost) services, THRIVE strives to encourage people to be active participants in the resolution of their present plight and the plan for long-term financial stability. Formerly known as Denbigh United Christian Outreach (DUCO – est. 1973), present-day THRIVE Peninsula remains among the most long-standing outreach services of its kind in its local community. We believe thriving families make a thriving community!

MISSION

To Encourage, Educate and Empower our
Peninsula neighbors in need toward transformed
and self-sustaining lives.

GOALS
  • Provide emergency food and financial aid to eligible individuals and families
     

  • Motivate, mentor and equip people to participate in the resolution of their financial hardships
     

  • Advocate cooperation between people and creditors
     

  • Refer to appropriate supportive resources
     

  • Lead a collaboration of Peninsula faith-based organizations and other contributors to accomplish these goals

TRUST
 
MEET OUR TEAM

Angela York is the
Executive Director of
THRIVE Peninsula

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Angela York

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Mary Retzlaff

Mary Retzlaff is the
Program Services Manager

at THRIVE Peninsula

MEET OUR TEAM
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Tammy Petty is
Client Services Manager I
at THRIVE Peninsula

Tammy Petty

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THRIVE Peninsula

Our board of directors governs our organization and leads us to fulfill our mission

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Theresa Beal

Theresa Lambert is
Client Services Manager II at THRIVE Peninsula

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Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our ministry and serve as the front line workers to deliver our services

 
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What We Do

THRIVE Peninsula helps equip people with new perspectives and practical tools as they transition through their crises toward financial peace and accountability.

 
OUR SERVICES

Elevate our thinking, our actions, our expectations toward positive change.

Provide emergency rent
and utility assistance to
prevent eviction and utility
cut-off for families in the midst of financial crisis

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Our food pantry supplies one weeks' worth of fresh produce, frozen meats, bakery foods and
non-perishable items

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One-on-one financial coaching provides education and tools
to help people achieve
financial independence

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THRIVE acts a central
financial clearinghouse and
aid distributor for 80 local churches on the Peninsula

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THRIVE provides other supportive services to help

families who've hit a rough spot

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Get Involved

 

For over four decades, the Body of Christ and other contributors have energized a ministry through Denbigh United Christian Outreach. Today, THRIVE Peninsula continues to help shepherd hurting families in our community.

Your support helps us connect families to critical resources! 

Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10

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