Warwick, R.I. (April 8, 2020) – The Rotary Club of Warwick, RI recently awarded Thrive Behavioral Health with grant funding for $1,148.88. This funding will enable Thrive to make critical updates to its Buttonwoods Group Home in Warwick.
"By selecting Thrive as a grant recipient, the Warwick Rotary Club has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life of Warwick residents suffering from the effects of mental illness," said CEO Dan Kubas-Mayer. "This grant will help us deliver recovery-oriented, trauma-informed programs so our clients can achieve healthier and happier lives."
Thrive’s Residential Services program connects adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with resources and community-based mental health support in a supported housing environment. The philosophy of Residential Services is based on a comprehensive yet intensive approach to treatment that helps residents achieve their highest quality of life. Thrive’s compassionate staff help clients learn how to control the symptoms of their mental illness and achieve increased independence in all aspects of their daily lives. Thrive offers two types of supportive living environments: Group Homes and Supervised Apartments.
Group homes provide a stable, long-term living solution to individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. This type of housing is optimal for people who are experiencing a serious mental illness that impacts their ability to perform daily tasks. Thrive’s trained staff members are present 24/7 to assist residents with medication, daily living skills, meals, bill payment, transportation, and treatment management.
The family-like atmosphere of group homes is a major therapeutic tool and provides increased quality of life and continued growth among residents. Residential treatment helps individuals living with psychiatric disorders learn to manage their mental health symptoms while developing self-esteem, building life skills, and forming and strengthening relationships. Due to the Warwick Rotary's generosity, Thrive will be able to acquire much needed furniture that incorporates our residential clients’ unique needs.
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 (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.