Author: Sarah Smith

Love of Sports Brought Thriver to WooSox

Alexis Sokoloff in her uniform working at a WooSox game. Meet the newest member of the WooSox Stadium Crew, Alexis Sokoloff. A Thrive participant for more than five years, Alexis just landed her dream job as an usher for the Worcester Red Sox, the professional minor league… Read More

Thrive Resident Has Real-life Guardian Angel

In the ten years since Marilyn Barrish moved into a Thrive Support & Advocacy community residence, she often spoke lovingly about her parents. Growing up as an only child, Marilyn and her parents had an extremely close relationship. Marilyn spent many years knowing that her parents had… Read More

Thrive Ski Team Overcomes Challenges

Flashback to March 2020, when the world shut down just days before Thrive’s Alpine Ski Team was set to hit the slopes for the 2020 Championship Competition. After a year to think about what they had missed, Thrive skiers were eager to head to the mountain in 2021 to prove… Read More

Natural Leader Steps Up

It is said that “leadership is an action, not a position.” When Chris Dunn joined Thrive Support & Advocacy’s Virtual Adult Men’s Group, he was just looking to get together with a group of guys and have “dude” talk. Little did he know that… Read More

Recognizing the Women Who are Part of Thrive's History & Future

Two of the women who founded Thrive Support & Advocacy, Josephine Achilles (left) and Lorraine Spinnazola (right) with Richard Achilles (center). by Sean Rose, President & CEO This March, two worlds collide with the celebration of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month and Women’s History Month. Some of you may know… Read More

Thrive to Run Worcester Family Support Center

  Dear Thrive Supporter, The Thrive community is expanding, and we’re thrilled to share the news with you! The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) recently selected Thrive Support & Advocacy to manage the Worcester area Family Support Center. By taking on this role, we’ll be working with more than… Read More