The Champlin Foundations Awards Thrive $94k

The Champlin Foundations Awards Thrive $94k

Published 11/26/2019


Warwick, R.I. (November 26, 2019) – Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. was recently awarded $94,228 in grant funding from The Champlin Foundations. The funding will be utilized to develop storage space at Thrive’s flagship building in Warwick into therapeutic session offices and group rooms for individuals experiencing behavioral health issues.

“By supporting our work, The Champlin Foundations has demonstrated its continued commitment to empower the lives of Rhode Islanders,” said Dan Kubas-Meyer, Thrive’s President and CEO. He continued, “It is due to the support of our community partners that our staff can continue to deliver recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and family-focused programs so that our clients can achieve happier and healthier lives.”

In 2018, The Champlin Foundations granted Thrive $134,510 to install flooring and carpets at 2756 Post Road, which had not been updated since 2007. The funding also allowed Thrive to purchase new furnishings for its 50 Health Lane facility next to Kent Hospital in Warwick, which houses its Emergency Services, Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health, and Intake departments.

This year’s Champlin Foundations award presents Thrive with the opportunity to build new trauma-informed therapeutic session offices and group rooms for its Youth & Family department located at 2756 Post Road in Warwick. Evidenced-based research has proven that to best facilitate an individual’s recovery, he or she should receive services in a trauma-informed environment. Trauma-informed spaces incorporate natural light, living plants, and neutral textures and prints, which facilitate the process of learning relaxation and hypnotherapy techniques.

About Thrive Behavioral Health

Thrive Behavioral Health has been providing services in Rhode Island since 1976.  It currently offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare programs and services annually to over 3,700 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our team is committed to improving clients’ quality of life through an extensive range of community-based and outpatient mental health, substance use, educational, and housing services that are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and family-focused. Thrive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Thrive is a founding member of Horizon Healthcare Partners and 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. For more information, visit