About Us


Arise and Flourish, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate and raise awareness about the alcohol and drug addiction epidemic that is spreading throughout the Washington D.C. Metro Area. We work in partnership with like-minded organizations and individuals to share ideas and information concerning the critical social needs created by substance use and dependency in our community. We advance specific solutions through prevention, education, fundraising, and awareness-creating activities.


The Board of Directors of Arise & Flourish, during its last monthly meeting of Sept. 7, 2021, elected Mr. Joey Zabel and Ms. Samar Tehrani, as its new President and Vice President of the Organization, to replace Mrs. Betty Djawdan and Dr. Ali Taghavi, respectively.  Mrs. Djawdan and Dr. Taghavi have been serving the organization since its inception with their outmost devotions and sincerities.  The Board of Directors would like to extend its gratitude towards these two individuals who now will be serving as A&F Board Members and also, extend its best wishes for the success of the new officers, who will be serving their two-year terms, effective immediately.
A&F Board of Directors