Meeting vulnerable individuals where they are, helping them go where they want to go, and supporting them to be who they want to be.
To assist vulnerable individuals achieve their full potential and enhance the capacity of social serving agencies.
- Respect & Dignity for all People
- Harm Reduction
- Accountable & transparent
- Supportive work environment
Thrive is an umbrella organization that works with the community to:
- address gaps in services;
- build community partnerships;
- increase awareness of existing programs and services; and
- conduct outreach to our most marginalized individuals.
Thrive was established in 2001 and is part of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Community Youth Networks (CYNs). The CYNs were established to provide services and support to resilient youth 12 – 18 years of age who live in poverty and have limited access to mainstream programs and services.
Thrive is seen as a leading social serving organization within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and since its inception, this organization has created some of our provinces most innovative services. Some of our goals and achievements are:
- In 2017, we received federal funding for our Blue Door program, which is the first of its kind in NL and is designed to support individuals, primarily between the ages of 14-29, to exit sex trade activities, and/or sexually exploitive situations including sex trafficking.
- We offer the only street based outreach service in our area. Over the past several years, the program has supported over 1200 participants providing food, personal care items, outdoor clothing/footwear, telephone access, condoms, information, supportive and caring interactions, assistance with accessing emergency housing, referrals to external services, we are a SWAP satellite site and provide safe drug equipment, information and support. We are also an official site for providing Naloxone kits and training to individuals at risk of overdose.
- Thrive is the only site within the province to offer (both) a GED preparation course and an online testing center; Our GED pass rate for 2015-2016 was 91% – which was significantly higher than the average Canadian pass rate at 64.6% and the provincial average at 55.1%.