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Thrive celebrates 30 years at state’s first certified clubhouse

Posted 9/14/22

Thrive Behavioral Health will celebrate a milestone achievement for one of its anchor programs this week. Established in 1991, Thrive’s Hillsgrove Clubhouse is Rhode Island's first Accredited …

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Thrive celebrates 30 years at state’s first certified clubhouse

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Thrive Behavioral Health will celebrate a milestone achievement for one of its anchor programs this week. Established in 1991, Thrive’s Hillsgrove Clubhouse is Rhode Island's first Accredited Clubhouse. It is a healthy and restorative community for adults living with mental illness to develop a fulfilling, rewarding, and productive lifestyle. It is recognized as an evidence-based practice by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the National Institute of Mental Health.

This year, Hillsgrove Clubhouse has served more than 10,000 nutritious meals to its more than 100 active members. 35 active members are employed in Competitive, Integrated Community Based Employment, and 4 members are currently enrolled in degree programs. Hillsgrove has over 1,000 alumni and welcomes them back each year with events like Open Mic Night, a Harvest Dinner, and has begun Rhode Island’s first Dual Recovery Anonymous Meeting.

The event will take place on September 15 from 4-7 p.m. at Thrive’s Hillsgrove Clubhouse, 70 Minnesota Avenue in Warwick. The Clubhouse has recently been able to make significant improvements to its building thanks in part to funding from The Champlin Foundation.

 Mark Maragnano, Clubhouse Director, said, “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate thirty years of success stories at Hillsgrove Clubhouse. Not only are we able to look back at all we’ve achieved, we’re excited about what the next thirty years of service will mean for Rhode Islanders living with mental illness.”

Governor McKee is expected to attend, and House Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi will be presented with Thrive Behavioral Health’s Legislative Leadership Award. This legislative session saw several key wins for behavioral healthcare in Rhode Island, including funding for Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC), the 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Hotline, as well as funding to improve infrastructure at mental health facilities around the state.

Thrive Behavioral Health has provided services in Rhode Island since 1976. It offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare programs and services annually to over 3,700 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Thrive is committed to improving its 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 federally Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic and is a founding member of Horizon Healthcare Partners (HHP), comprised of three Community Mental Health Centers (Community Care Alliance, Newport Mental Health, and Thrive), CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, as well as Tides Family Services, Child & Family Services and The Galilee Mission. For more information on its programs and services, visit ThriveBHRI.org or follow it on social media @ThriveBHRI

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