ThriVe St. Louis

A nonprofit organization

$390,220 raised by 257 donors

100% complete

$334,000 Goal

ThriVe® St. Louis was established in 1983 as a crisis pregnancy center. Founder Mary Nelson recognized the need for a place where women facing unplanned pregnancies could come for counseling and accurate information about their options. Over the years, the organization added centers across the metro area (currently 3) and expanded the services it offered as it responded to the changing needs of clients. In 1996, the Best ChoiceSM Sexual Integrity Program was established to help teens through in-school presentations understand the risks of being sexually active and benefits of sexual abstinence. In 2006, the organization partnered with Our Lady's Inn to provide safe housing for pregnant women living in unsafe or unhealthy conditions. In 2011, the organization added mobile medical services to reach individuals where they live for LIFE!

But, our story is best told by one of our clients:

“I came [to ThriVe®] at one of the hardest times in my life. I was physically and emotionally battered by loved ones and by the person that I was having a child with. The classes were great for me to build my self-esteem. They provided a sense of security as well as the knowledge and the tools that I would need to guide me and reinforce the unity and love that is invited to our hearts and souls through Jesus. From each lesson I attended to each woman walking the similar or same path that led us through the door…I have embraced strangers as friends, and developed a common bond in being able to relate unbiasly to women that I met daily. I’ve gained friends and a family. I have conquered my own fears and challenged myself to be compassionate in all situations that come my way…I am truly a woman, thanks to ThriVe®. I’ve learned the love of Christ and I can say I’m truly happy and blessed. A future…for me, there is one now.”

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ThriVe St. Louis

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(314) 783-3040

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