Thrive has undergone transition into a phase of hibernation until further notice.

Any updates regarding this phase will be posted here.

our mission

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

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  • 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.

Commitments of
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


If Thrive ENVIRONMENT is for you,
please download an application here    807.356.1364

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

We Offer...

  • 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.