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Thrive's signature fundraiser will be held outdoors at the Cove at Highland Lake in Flat Rock
"Without the support of the community, particularly through events like Bids & Blues, we could not continue to help people with mental health symptoms get back on their feet," says Kristen Martin, executive director of Thrive. Martin notes that one of Thrive's programs was cut this year because of lack of funding. "With your support, we can continue to offer much-needed services to help individuals transition from surviving to thriving."
Guests will enjoy complimentary beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, wine from Metro Wines and food from Larc's Table. This year's Bids & Blues will also include a live auction. Master of Ceremonies Mark Warwick will keep the crowd entertained throughout the afternoon. Blankets are welcome and chairs will be provided.
Thrive has been consistently filling the gap in mental health services since 1983. Known originally as the Sixth Avenue Clubhouse, due to its location on Sixth Avenue and its clubhouse model of a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, Thrive started out as a program of Trend Mental Health Services, Mountain Laurel Community Services and New Vistas – Mountain Laurel. In 2006, New Vistas-Mountain Laurel dissolved due to lack of funding and the Clubhouse was left to stand on its own or close its doors, leaving a debilitating gap in mental health services. With the support and advocacy of staff, community stakeholders, constituents, and a not-for-profit business attorney, Sixth Avenue Psychiatric Rehabilitation Partners, Inc (SAPRP) was established, known to the community as the Sixth Avenue Clubhouse. In 2012, Sixth Avenue underwent a rebranding and strategic planning process, resulting in their transition to Thrive. For more information, visit www.thrive4health.org.