THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM EASTERN BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION FOR COVID-19 AID
Warwick, R.I. (JULY 16, 2020) – Thrive Behavioral Health, a comprehensive community-based behavioral healthcare provider that promotes growth, mutual interdependence, and recovery, announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief. EBCF is providing a total of $8 million in COVID-19 philanthropic support in the communities it serves.
“Evidence of the impact of this virus outbreak on our neighbors, families, and small businesses is everywhere,” said Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. “And, we also see the resiliency, sheer will, and hope of people across our region as they band together to help one another. The need for assistance continues to grow, and we will do what we can to give back and support the most vulnerable populations in our communities as well as encourage those who are able to do so to join us.”
Thrive Behavioral Health was awarded this grant for its work to improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from mental health challenges. “Due to the pandemic, many of our clients have experienced isolation and a loss of social connectedness as they deal with their mental health symptoms,” said Daniel Kubas-Meyer, President and CEO of Thrive Behavioral Health. “Our dedicated staff strive to connect both our clients and members of the community with the tools they need to cope during this exceptionally stressful time. Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s generous donation will help us continue to deliver critical services to many of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable residents.”
Thrive Behavioral Health offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community support services, housing services, crisis response services, and educational programs. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Thrive Behavioral Health has and will continue to provide behavioral health services to current and new clients. Thrive’s services are available to individuals and their families including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness. To arrange a phone or video telehealth appointments, individuals should call 401.732.5656. Individuals facing a behavioral health crisis can receive immediate help by accessing Thrive’s Emergency Services line at 401.738.4300 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
About Thrive Behavioral Health
Thrive Behavioral Health has provided 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 (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. 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. For more information, visit ThriveBHRI.org.