The Thrive Story
Our Model for Success
Our Thriving Community
Thrive is a community-based organization established in 1986. Each year Thrive serves over 7,000 parents, children and community members through our five signature programs.
Thrive provides mentoring, education and support for children and families, so that everyone in our community has the tools they need to be successful. Our proven programs have been developed using evidence-based practices, adapted to meet local community needs, and rigorously evaluated to ensure program efficacy.
Thrive has developed critical community partnerships built on sharing design, implementation, management, evaluation, financial resources, and responsibilities for programs. This approach, which has the success of the child at its center, results in the highest quality services, maximizes scarce resources, and has a powerful impact on outcomes for children.
Thrive is foundedThrive (formally called Prevent Child Abuse, Inc.) is formally established for the purpose of developing and coordinating services and programs that prevent child abuse and neglect in our community.
Jan. 1st, 1994
In partnership with our local school district, we began to provide Parent Liaison services in all elementary and middle schools in the district. Parent Liaisons act as a link between the home and school to ensure strong communication and relationship building that promotes the common goal: successful students.
Jan. 1st, 1997
Parent Place opens it's doors in Bozeman
Thrive opened the Bozeman Parent Place Family Resource Center, a comfortable and non-threatening environment with parenting literature and videos, computer and internet access, parenting classes, support groups and play groups available to all parents in our community.
CAP Mentoring Program Added to National Registry of Evidence Based Programs & Practices
Thrive Adopts National Program "Girls on the Run" to Offer to Gallatin and Park County
Girls on the Run is a life-changing program for 8- to 13-year-old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.
“Even though children in the two programs made very similar amounts of progress, children in the Thrive Partnership Program were significantly more likely to show progress in communication, gross motor, fine motor, and personal/social development than children in the PHHV Program.”
Thrive Celebrates 30 Years!
To help ensure that Parents as Teachers affiliates are achieving fidelity to the Parents as Teachers model and facilitate continuous quality improvements – and children and families are thereby receiving the highest quality services possible – Parents as Teachers developed the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process. Thrive completed a comprehensive self-study and review process that demonstrated we exceed the Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements.
Thrive Adopts National "Let Me Run" Program for Local Boys
After years of requests from our community to offer programming for boys, Thrive was thrilled to launch this boys leadership and development program.
After 35 years, Thrive launches the first ever capital project due to the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous donor who offered a two to one match up to $750k, giving Thrive a $1.5M platform in which to launch this project.
Thrive is honored and excited to announce that we are a recipient of the Innovations Grant through the University of Montana’s Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development.
This funding will be used to expand and bolster our Parent Place services. Thrive will be building on current partnerships as well as creating new support networks for local children and their parents. While Thrive has always been available for a continuum of services for families, through this project we will expand our visibility, and test multiple avenues for increased service delivery.
This opportunity also allows us to build on our vision of an Early Childhood Learning Lab with expanded early intervention services that include developmental screenings for children 0-5, in depth development and literacy support, and enhanced parenting classes and referral.
Thrive Closes on the Red Chair Building
Due to our incredibly generous donor base helping to unlock our $1.5M match, Thrive closes on the Red Chair.
Thrive Hires Full Time Spanish-Speaking Liaison
Thrive recognized the need for extra support for the growing number of Spanish-Speaking families in the district. Thrive’s newest Liaison will work with Spanish-Speaking families from all schools.