Why Support Thrive

Thrive Counseling Center makes a real difference in the daily lives of men, women and children and the communities it serves every day. Donations help us maintain exceptional mental health services and programs for those living in Oak Park, River Forest, Chicago, and more than 30 surrounding communities. Your valuable donations support Thrive’s programs and services. In FY15, Thrive served 1,581 unduplicated individuals through comprehensive services provided directly within the agency and throughout the community regardless of their ability to pay.

Unfortunately, even as state and local government funding goes down, the need for our services continues to rise. In order to provide the quality mental health services and programs we have become known for, we rely on the support of caring, generous individuals, such as you, to help us raise additional funding so that we may give assistance to those who need it most.

Here’s just a snapshot of the wonderful work we can accomplish when you invest in Thrive:

  • $3,500 could provide an individual with debilitating mental illness psycho-social rehabilitation for 6 months
  • $2,500 could allow one person with severe mental illness to live independently in supportive housing by providing wrap around services
  • $1,500 could provide 10 sessions of therapy for someone experiencing depression from job loss who cannot cover the full cost of treatment
  • $1,200 could underwrite 8 sessions of family counseling
  • $200 could support a weekend crisis team member’s ability to respond to an on-site call

How can I donate?

Donating to Thrive is easy – either online, through the mail, or over the phone. To donate online, simply click Donate Now and follow the steps.

To donate through the mail, please make your check out to ‘Thrive’ and mail it to:

Development Department
Thrive Counseling Center
120 S Marion St
Oak Park, IL 60302

You can also donate over the phone by calling:  708-383-7500, x114

If you are interested in a corporate contribution or planned giving, please contact Susanna Decker at 708-383-7500, x316.

You can also support the program by joining our Monthly Giving Program or giving an anonymous donation.

Are donations to Thrive tax-deductible?

Contributions to Thrive are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. While you help others, you also create a tax deduction for yourself. Our Federal Tax ID number is 36-2179793.

How can I volunteer at Thrive?

We are in the process of developing a volunteer program at Thrive. If you are interested in volunteering, click and let us know! We will get back to you shortly.

Where do I drop-off In-kind donations?

We have a long and productive partnership with the The Economy Shop, a reseller that donates its proceeds to seven charities including Thrive. Please donate your gently used and new items to them so we can raise additional funds for Thrive. Bring your donations to 103 S. Grove Avenue, Oak Park. The open donation door is located on the South Boulevard side of the building.

We also accept other in-kind gifts. Please call Susanna Decker at 708-383-7500, ext. 316 to discuss your donation.

How do I match my gift or do a payroll deduction?

We are a member of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Our United Way number is 203976. Please designate us as a recipient of your payroll deduction.

Many companies have generous matching gift programs, and you may be eligible to double or triple your gift to Thrive. Please contact your Human Resources representative to find out if your company has a matching gift program.