Who we are

Washington County Thrives (“Thrives”) is a collaborative of nonprofit, business, government, healthcare, education, and faith-based leaders.

Our Vision – Washington County is a place where all people can contribute to and benefit from its prosperity.

Our Mission – Thrives works to reverse the rapid growth of poverty in Washington County by improving access to essential resources that help establish a foundation of long-term economic security.

Our Priorities

Affordable Housing • Workforce Training • Early Learning

Thrives promotes three strategic areas of focus that we believe will result in the greatest impact on reducing poverty and increasing economic vitality. They are:
  • Safe, stable and affordable housing
  • Workforce training
  • Early learning opportunities
These priorities include essential support services, such as health and wellness care, youth programs, and life skills training that increase the likelihood of successful and sustainable outcomes.