WARWICK, RI – Last Friday, Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. distributed backpacks and school supplies to children, teens and adults from its Youth & Family, Eleanor Briggs School and Hillsgrove Clubhouse programs who are returning to school this fall. .
During the COVID secure drive-through event at Thrive’s Post Road, headquarters in Warwick, Thrive delivered 100 backpacks full of school supplies as well as $ 550 in Visa gift cards to its customers and their families. Throughout August, Thrive hosted a back-to-school supplies drive to collect the essentials needed by students in the new school year. Backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations were provided by Thrive staff as well as Greenwood Credit Union, Capital Wealth Management and Ocean State Job Lot, who donated 200 backpacks as part of their Operation Backpack program.
Eighty-five backpacks were awarded to elementary, middle and high school students in our Youth & Family program and ten backpacks were given to adults in our Hillsgrove Clubhouse program returning to school this fall. Remaining school supplies and backpacks will be given to students enrolled in Eleanor Briggs School, Thrive’s K-12 Special Education School, as well as new families joining Thrive throughout the year. school year.
“Every fall we provide our returning customers with new school supplies by collecting donations from our employees, but this year we also asked our local community for help and were amazed at the response. that we have received. A big thank you to everyone who donated to our back-to-school supplies drive. Our students and families will really appreciate all these new features to start the year off right! said Barbara Lamoureux, vice president of youth and family services at Thrive.
Youth and family flourish program
Thrive Behavioral Health’s Youth and Family Services provide behavioral health support to children, young adults and their families by providing high-quality behavioral health services that promote socio-emotional health and academic success. The specialized program operates with a family-centered approach to treatment that involves partnering with the whole family to develop intervention goals and strategies that improve the quality of life for the whole family. Thrive’s Youth & Family Program includes Eleanor Briggs School, a certified special education program for K-12 grades located in Warwick, RI, and the Healthy Transitions Program, which enables people aged 16 to 25 living with serious mental health problems to improve their quality of life.
Thrive Behavioral Health’s Hillsgrove Clubhouse program is Rhode Island’s first accredited clubhouse. It is a healthy and restorative community that enables adults living with mental illness to develop a fulfilling, rewarding and productive lifestyle. Through the clubhouse environment, individuals are helped to achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead professionally productive and socially fulfilling lives. Members have the opportunity to acquire skills, gain confidence and develop social capacities to function independently. Hillsgrove Clubhouse focuses on the strengths of each member, helping them realize their potential to become successful and confident members of the community. Hillsgrove Clubhouse is accredited by Clubhouse International.