Thrive is a recovery-oriented community environment that includes: safe and supervised housing,
whole life mentoring, and individually
tailored growth plans. Thrive also offers assistance in accessing counselling, pregnancy and parenting education, as well as other community resources to assist in achieving personal goals.
Young women engaged in maternal substance use and their infant children are encouraged to apply. Our approach is relational with a family and personal systems orientation that engages from a whole life perspective: heart, soul, body and mind.
Housing with staff support and recovery programming for up to 18 months postpartum.
Within the second year a supported transition back into independent living and the maitenance of a healthy lifestyle.
Individualized learning plan with shared educational components such as: healthy personal boundaries, budgeting, relational systems training, interpersonal communication skills, and relapse prevention, as well as involvement in other community programs in Thunder Bay that offer prenatal, parenting, and/ or recovery support for moms.
Integrated Model of Care
WHO IS THRIVE FOR AND
HOW TO APPLY?
Women in Thunder Bay and region
Pregnant and/or parenting women
Desire for recovery from substance abuse
Willing to live in a community, recovery-oriented environment
Open to a high level of relational interaction and care
It is a 1-2 year relational program and home for pregnant women who are committed to journeying towards holistic health
Referrals are reviewed by the Environmental Director Monday-Friday
Our office is at Urban Abbey in Thunder Bay, ON.
Thrive: life Together
Being truthful about who I am and where I am at
Valuing and respecting each person’s place in their journey and their opinions
Sharing a home that is safe by taking care to protect it for myself and each woman and child here
Communicating in a loving way when I feel I have been hurt or offended
Being truthful about who I am
Commit to be present and active in the Thrive community
Following the schedule that is outlined for the health and safety of the Thrive community and each individual
We aim to...
Embrace women and infants into a safe community
Help women access prenatal and pregnancy care and be trained in life skills.
Help women with continuing their education
Empower women in their identity as parents and caregivers as they recover from substance abuse
Provide infants with an environment for loving attachment to mom
Establish women in the community in independent living with support
A safe community which provides housing, meals and an on-site supervisor
Transportation to appointments and programs
Connection to prenatal and postnatal education in Thunder Bay
Opportunities for counselling services
Education on drug addiction, recovery and relapse
Individually tailored learning plans that include continuing education goals and life-skills training
The Urban Abbey acts out of the values of hospitable presence, simplicity, humility and fidelity. Given this foundation, the environment of Thrive is at its best when we show mutual care, live a healthy lifestyle, have a teachable attitude and we are honest with ourselves and others.