Author: Sarah Smith

Thrive Covid-19 Update - Thank You to Staff and Donors

I hope this new week brings good health to all. To date, our staff and participants are staying healthy and well cared for during this uncertain time. Per the updated advisory from Governor Baker, Thrive headquarters will remain closed with all staff working virtually until… Read More

Thrive Happenings in Response to COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Thrive Support & Advocacy headquarters is closed, and the staff will be working remotely until further notice. The drop-in Family Support Center continues to offer phone and email support by calling 508-485-4227 x1004 (voicemail will… Read More

Second Update to State of Emergency and Coronavirus Pandemic

I want first to take this opportunity to thank the Thrive staff! These are unchartered waters for all, and we couldn’t manage without their unbelievable dedication and commitment. The Residential Team has been incredible in alleviating the anxiety of our clients, while also doing everything in their power to… Read More

Thrive Response to State of Emergency and Coronavirus Pandemic

Earlier this week, Governor Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At Thrive Support & Advocacy, we are staying updated with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH), and Department of Developmental Services… Read More

Entrepreneurial Thrivers Helping Others

Amy Rieth presenting fundraising check to staff member at American Red Cross in Worcester Massachusetts to aid victims of Hurricane Dorian. Hotdogs finished steaming, burgers stopped sizzling, and snacks are loaded in the van. It’s Wednesday night, and everyone at Thrive’s Pleasant Street residence is heading… Read More

A New Vision for Thrive’s Self-Advocacy Group

Self-advocacy, as defined by, “as the action of representing oneself or one’s views or interests.” Thrive’s Self-Advocacy Group has been working for many years with that definition as its foundation. In recent months, the group brought in two new staff advisors,… Read More

Thrive Receives $250,000 Grant

Following a lengthy evaluation process, Thrive Support & Advocacy was one of just fifty organizations from across Massachusetts chosen to receive a $250,000 ten-year Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant. The grant is aimed at supporting Thrive’s youth initiatives. From… Read More

Superheroes Among Us

“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” —Bear Grylls Thriver Victoria Szarka getting ready to face her fear heading out to the zipline and ropes course at Boundless Adventures, Berlin, MA. We witness… Read More

Message from Mike - Fall/Winter 2019

  “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently… Read More