Thrive provides support and services to both resilient youth and young adults who live in poverty and have limited access to mainstream programs and services and youth service providers within the St. John’s Metro region.

Thrive’s innovative programs were developed in collaboration with community to address key gaps in services and include:

Community Support and Development

Thrive strives to support social service providers across all sectors in providing the best possible services for vulnerable people in our communities. We endeavour to encourage communication, connection and collaboration through the following initiatives:

Thrive’s Community Newsflash Newsletter “What’s Up!”

Thrive enables over 1600+ individuals and organizations to quickly share information through our e-mail newsletter “What’s Up!”  We encourage all individuals and organizations to send us any information they wish to share such as upcoming events, program deadlines, training opportunities, etc., which Thrive can distribute quickly to the broader community. Send the details to to have them posted.

To sign-up for our Community Newsflash please click on the following link: 


Directory of Services

Thrive offers both an online and hardcopy version of the Directory of Services which lists the services available to individuals mainly in the St. John’s metro region. The directory is updated annually and can be viewed on our website. Please send us your information if you would like to be added to the directory.

Click on the following link to download the latest version of our Directory of Services:

2023 Thrive Directory of Services

Professional Development & Training Opportunities

Thrive offers affordable professional development training to service providers. Currently Thrive offers two training opportunities, CASEY – Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth and Trauma Informed Practice.  Thrive strives to ensure that all training provides practical information and best practice skills on the issues that challenge us all as service providers.

For additional information on any of these initiatives, please contact Ange Crockwell  or 754-0536 ext. 201

Educational Initiatives

Thrive is a leader in the area of community education and alternative learning. Thrive currently coordinates the following educational initiatives: the Youth at Promise Program, which is a foundation literacy and numeracy program for youth 16 – 29 who have dropped out of school; the Springboard CAEC preparation program. 

Street Reach

Thrive coordinates Street Reach, a street-based outreach service. Street Reach works with over 40 volunteers and community partners to offer outreach directly on the streets of downtown St. John’s, and provides a mechanism to facilitate connections between individuals supported through Street Reach and various programs and services.

Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth

Thrive is the sponsoring agency for CASEY, a coalition working together to address issues related to the sexual exploitation of youth. CASEY specifically focuses on creating awareness of sexual exploitation, coordinating professional development opportunities, advocating for the creation of programming and supportive services, and ensuring a coordinated approach to addressing this issue is embraced.

The Blue Door Program

The Blue Door is a St. John’s based program that is operated through Blue Door is designed to support individuals, primarily between the ages of 14-29, who have experiences in the sex trade, including sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and are looking for support.

The program is inclusive of all genders & sexual orientations.

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