Message From Mike Spring 2019
Recently, a visitor to Thrive’s headquarters remarked, “This place doesn’t feel like a nonprofit. It’s more of a tech startup environment.” I had to agree. There are many ways in which Thrive differs from most other human service providers. Here are just a few:
Over and above is in our DNA. We follow the lead of the individuals and families we serve, who break through barriers and surpass expectations every day. “Above and beyond” and “whatever it takes” are the rule, not the exception when it comes to our commitment to service quality.
We support the whole family. Thrive staff takes the time to get to know family members, caregivers, and anyone else who is central to the lives of the individuals we serve. We have learned that working together we can help loved ones attain heights that were previously perceived as unreachable.
We hire the best and the brightest in our field. Our trusted staff members are second to none in their positive and proactive commitment to providing the absolute highest quality services possible.
We innovate to address unmet needs. Thrive does not simply duplicate what other organizations offer. We strive to understand families’ needs that are not being met by anyone else. We then apply our collective experience, creativity, and passion to develop long-term sustainable solutions to those unmet needs. Our services have received national recognition for innovation and positive outcomes.
Thrive’s fast-paced, leading-edge approach is similar to those of successful tech startups. Perhaps that is why, in less than three years, we’ve grown from serving eleven communities to serving 45 today. Thank you for investing in the future of Thrive participants. With that investment, you own a share in their future successes.
Michael A. Rodrigues, President & CEO