Thrive

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108 LeMarchant Rd
PO Box 26067
St. John’s NL
A1E 0A5

Tel: (709) 754-0536            Fax: (709) 754-0842
Email: info@thrivecyn.ca   Website: www.thrivecyn.ca

Mandate:

To assist youth, primarily 12-29 years, achieve their full potential and enhance the capacity of youth serving agencies

Target Population:

Resilient youth who live in poverty and have limited access to mainstream programs / services and service providers / agencies who work with youth

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Programs for Youth and Young Adults

  • Education Programs help youth aged 16–29 who are struggling to stay in school, or have left: Youth at Promise is a foundation program for those who have dropped out; Springboard is a GED preparation program.
  • Street Reach is a barrier-free outreach service guided by the principles of harm reduction and community collaboration. Street Reach provides support to individuals of all ages.
  • Velocity Adventure is a mix of adventure pursuits, team building, and individualized support to assist youth aged 12–18 to build life skills, foster personal development, and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Blue Door is an “exiting” program for individuals primarily 14-29 years who are engaged in the sex trade, sexually exploited situations, including sex trafficking. Supports range from education & employment, outreach, system navigation, counselling, and intensive individual supports. Program is inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Programs for Service Providers

  • Community Support and Developmentoffers services for professionals working with young people, and includes: networking and professional development sessions, a listserv newsletter; a Directory of Services for Youth; community development and capacity building, and more.
  • Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CASEY)is a coalition of community stakeholders working to address issues, and establish services and supports relating to the sexual exploitation of youth.

Parents and Caregivers

  • Looking for programs or services for a young person? Check out our online Directory of Services for Youth. If you can’t find what you need there, please call 754-0536 for assistance.