About Thrive Behavioral Health

For Generations, Thrive Has Improved the Quality of Life of our Clients and their Families

When an individual struggles with mental health symptoms, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by qualified, compassionate professionals. That’s why each year over 3,000 individuals come to Thrive Behavioral Health for help and support.

Thrive is one of only three nationally Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Rhode Island. CCBHCs were created through the “Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act” as an initiative to expand access to behavioral healthcare in America. In Rhode Island, only three community mental health organizations—Community Care Alliance, Newport Mental Health, and Thrive Behavioral Health—achieved this standard of excellence.

That means Thrive's clients receive the highest quality of care available, incorporating proven, effective treatment for substance use and mental health disorders.

Formerly The Kent Center and Riverwood Mental Health Services, Thrive is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, comprehensive community-based behavioral healthcare provider. Founded in 1976, we provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, case management, housing services, crisis response services, and more. In 2018 alone, our dedicated staff provided $839,000 of uncompensated services to people who could not afford to pay for the care they needed.

Our Mission

Thrive Behavioral Health’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people in its community by promoting growth, mutual interdependence, and recovery.Thrive's staff helps people create positive and lasting change regardless of their age, income, or insurance status. 

Our Vision

Thrive is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our communities by promoting growth, mutual interdependence and recovery. Our services focus on mobilizing the strengths of individuals and systems to achieve desired goals. We strive to create an atmosphere where dignity, respect and equality are commonplace, thus enabling the fullness of the human potential to develop.

Our History

In 2017, The Kent Center based in Warwick, RI and Riverwood Mental Health Services based in Warren, RI merged and became "Thrive Behavioral Health" the following year. Thrive possesses a deep competence in providing care to individuals suffering from the symptoms of serious and persistent mental illness. We are committed to providing trauma-informed care and fostering recovery for individuals throughout Kent County, Providence, and East Bay. Led by President & CEO Daniel Kubas-Meyer, Thrive employs 275 full- and part-time staff and has an operating budget of approximately $22 million. 

Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. is licensed by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, and the RI Department of Health, and it is a certified RI Medicaid provider. Thrive is accredited as an integrated mental health and substance agency by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the following programs: Child, Adolescent and Adult Outpatient Counseling, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, ACT, Health Home Teams, and Community Housing.Thrive is under contract with numerous State agencies and managed care organizations to provide a broad range of behavioral health care, educational, and consultative services in Rhode Island.

Thrive is a founding member of Horizon Healthcare Partners (HHP), which is comprised of three Community Mental Health Centers (Community Care Alliance, Newport Mental Health, and Thrive), CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, and Tides Family Services, a community-based service organization for youth and families. HHP provides emergency telephone and face-to-face crisis programs including assessments, triage, stabilization and hospital diversion services for persons in crisis. In addition, HHP established and operates Horizon Pharmacy, a closed-door pharmacy providing quality services to long-term care clients and the clinics and facilities that support them.