Author: Sarah Smith

"Standing Ovation Award" ... and it goes to ...

The amazing staff members and community partners of Thrive Support & Advocacy exceed our expectations and set a high bar for care and compassion every day. That drive, empathy, and dedication are ingrained into the Thrive culture. Occasionally, however, we see those who exceed these goals and… Read More

Thrive's Thanksgiving Food Drive a Big Success

Thrive’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. A sincere thank you to everyone who donated to Thrive’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. Bringing Thanksgiving dinner to sixteen families was indeed a team effort. A special thank you to Wegmans, Northborough for donating the turkeys. Plus, we had more than… Read More

Thank You "Race that Wasn't" Supporters

“Race that Wasn’t” t-shirt. Canceling our most profitable fundraiser of the year could have been detrimental to Thrive Support & Advocacy. But that was not the case, thanks to our dedicated supporters who stepped up in a big way. Although we couldn’t come together in person this year, we created… Read More

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Ben Cohen before (left) and after (right), losing twenty-five pounds. Losing weight is never easy. This is especially true during a pandemic when people can barely leave their homes, and all routines are turned upside down. But for Ben Cohen, a participant in Thrive Support & Advocacy’s… Read More

A Place of My Own

Jonathan Blasczak was raised by a family that taught him to be independent. He prides himself on doing things on his own. For years, his goal was to have his own apartment, and a pandemic was not going to stop him. When Jonathan started with Thrive’s Individual… Read More

Volunteer Connects in a Special Way

Jackie Quetti (left) volunteering at TASC with Thrive participants. Resiliency and determination are part of Jackie Quetti’s DNA. Jackie, a volunteer with Thrive Support & Advocacy’s youth programs was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of five. She kept her diagnosis to herself until, at age 17,… Read More

Message from Sean

Sean Rose, President & CEO Thrive Strong has truly been exemplified over the last several months. We have seen our lives change due to COVID-19. We’ve had to be mindful of who interact with and how we protect ourselves and others. This new and unforeseen reality has impacted us immensely… Read More

Forrest Memorial Road Race

Cancelled for 2020 After much consideration and thought, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 36th Annual Forrest Memorial Road Race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Following a lengthy discussion with the Thrive executive team and the Forrest family – who founded the… Read More

What Does Phase 3 of Reopening Mean for Thrive?

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and this warm weather! I want to share a quick update on where Thrive Support & Advocacy is as the State officially enters Phase III of the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan. Thrive continues to work with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Board… Read More