Thrive has evolved since its inception in 1983 as the Sixth Avenue Clubhouse. We have a tremendous amount of history in this community and look forward to what lies ahead. Below is a timeline of where we started to where we are today. Please pay special attention to our most recent accomplishments.
1983: Sixth Avenue Clubhouse, a Clubhouse model Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program was created, and became a longstanding and successful program of Trend Mental Health Services, Mountain Laurel Community services, and of New Vistas- Mountain Laurel.
2006: New Vistas – Mountain Laurel announced pending insolvency of their operations. The Clubhouse, not being absorbed by any other provider agency, was now in jeopardy. Several staff members met with community stakeholders and constituents to explore the possibilities of sustaining the program that had offered such a rich efficacy in our local community for those living with serious and persistent mental illness. In September, a not-for-profit business attorney was secured and Sixth Avenue Psychiatric Rehabilitation Partners, Inc. was established.
The Henderson County community showed much support to the newly begun SAPRP both in advocacy and in financial donations. The Henderson County Commissioners agreed to purchase the Clubhouse property and provided some operational funding. A matching grant of $75,000 was also established by Rosalie Hurst, a concerned family member of a Clubhouse member.
2012: The mental health system continues to change each year resulting in increased administration needs and decreased funding. To ensure continued growth in the years to come and to adapt to changing economic climates, SAPRP embarked upon a strategic planning process.
2013: SAPRP completes strategic plan process and becomes THRIVE, moving people from surviving to thriving. Thrive focuses on assisting individuals that are experiencing mental health symptoms get back on their feet. Programs provide opportunities to learn coping, social, independent living and vocational skills.
Our most recent accomplishments:
- Staff with higher education and training in mental health needs
- Increased number of individuals served
- Increased public awareness of mental health needs and THRIVE programs
- Increased funding diversity
- Increased healthy outcomes for both staff and individuals served
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