Category: Shine Newsletter

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

Other News

Partnership with PUR Water Thrive Support & Advocacy is excited to announce a partnership with PUR Water, a Helen of Troy Limited brand. The PUR partnership includes working with Thrive youth to spread the message of the importance of clean water… Read More

"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

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