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kimyeasir@thrivema.org  |  175 Cabot Street Suite 100 Lowell, MA 01854

Special thanks to our 2019 grant makers:

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Join THRIVE

Learn how to seek support, volunteer or lead
 
Seek
SUPPORT
CIRCLES OF SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY (CoSA)

THRIVE welcomes applications from individuals who are:  
 

  • Incarcerated and preparing to be released within 12 months. Or persons in community who were released from incarceration within the past 9 months.

  • Over 25 years old.

  • Planning to return to Lowell or Lawrence, MA.

  • Concerned about facing the challenges of reentry alone.

  • Seeking opportunities for healing and reconciliation.

 

Now accepting applications for individuals returning to Lowell or Lawrence, MA within 12 months.

Inquire for additional information.

WALK-IN HOURS

If you or a loved one have experienced incarceration

and are seeking community support to help navigate your next steps, THRIVE Communities would love to meet you.

 

We do not have all the answers, but we are happy to listen, share resource ideas, and explore opportunities together. 

We host weekly walk-in hours on Mondays from 2-4 PM. 

We are located at:

175 Cabot St.

Suite 100 - EforAll

Lowell, MA

Just walk in and ask for THRIVE

If you cannot visit during walk-in hours, we are often able to setup an appointment. Please Call/Text to schedule: ‪(978) 483-0211‬

Become a
VOLUNTEER
SUPPORT A RETURNING CITIZEN / NEIGHBOR

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, no experience necessary!

 

Imagine changing the paradigm from coexisting with people who have been incarcerated, to one that encourages connection with returning citizens and builds resilience within the community as we learn to THRIVE together. Regardless of if you are a professional in a related field, someone who has personally experienced reentry, or simply a concerned community member, THRIVE wants to hear from you!


Inquire here for more information

WALK IN TO LEARN MORE

During our regular walk-in hours we welcome community members who want to learn more about THRIVE Communities. 

THRIVE hosts weekly walk-in hours for returning citizens and community members every Monday 2-4 PM.  

Pop into our office, a co-working space called EforAll, and ask for THRIVE. Our address is:

175 Cabot St.

Suite 100 - EforAll

Lowell, MA

 
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BECOMING A VOLUNTEER?
  1. Complete volunteer application. HERE
     

  2. Participate in an interview with THRIVE staff. This process helps to clarify expectations, identify strengths, and note characteristics of a Core Member for whom you might be a good fit.
     

  3. Take part in two THRIVE training events. A 2-day Circles of Support and Accountability training and a 1/2-day efficacy training. Register for an upcoming training HERE.
     

  4. Prepare to get matched. Depending on organizational capacity and volunteer interest, this process may take a few months. We will do our best to keep you informed of your status and time-frame for placement. Please join our mailing list to receive regular organizational updates and stay tuned.

BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER

Thrive seeks community partners from all aspects of life. If you and your company, organization, or group cares about the community and the successful reentry of individuals returning from incarceration, we would love to explore ways to support each other. Community partners range from landlords and employers to volunteer groups and clubs; non-profits to for-profits; and from faith communities to municipalities. It all starts with a conversation.

LEAD
THRIVE LEADERSHIP AND VISIONING FELLOWS

Fellows are men and women who:
 

  • have personally experienced jail or prison. 

  • are members of the local community (Lowell or Lawrence, MA) 

  • identify as or are nominated as emerging agents of change.
     

Fellows are equipped to become community organizers. They engage community members in meaningful ways that bring healing and advance social change for individuals and communities impacted by incarceration. Informed by personal experiences and organizing efforts, Fellows cast and take action toward a vision for reentry in their local community. 

To apply or nominate a Fellow, inquire here.

THRIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of directors represent a diverse group of community stakeholders throughout the state of Massachusetts. They guide the organization and ensure that THRIVE's actions and vision is mission centered. The Board of Directors are responsible for the governance, growth and sustainability of THRIVE. 

To learn more about the Board, please inquire here.

CAREERS

Check out employment opportunities with THRIVE Communities on Indeed here.