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Strive to Thrive

Good mental health is key to the healthy development and well-being of every child.


Strive to Thrive programs help develop strategies, build resilience and overcome what can sometimes be a really hard life.  The Children's Foundation funds programs designed to support and strengthen an individual's mental health, giving children and youth access to resources that can help them thrive.

Financial assistance is available for a wide range of therapeutic, activities including but not limited to:
•    Equine Therapy
•    Sensory Play Programs
•    Art Therapy
•    Autism-focused Programming
•    Therapy and Counseling Services

Eligibility for Strive to Thrive?

Funding Details

Complete the Application online here.

Care Kits


Strive to Thrive offers care kits for youth who may be living on their own for the first time and may need a little extra support. Kits contain a variety of supplies such as hygiene, school supplies, housewares, resource booklet and pantry items when available.  Please contact to request a care kit.

​Eligibility for Strive to Thrive Care Kits 

  • Recipients must be under 21 years

  • Families/Individuals must reside in Hastings, Northumberland, or Prince Edward Counties

  • Families/Individuals involved with HSCA are not required to send proof of income

  • Families/Individuals on ODSP or OW are required to send proof of income

  • Families/Individuals not involved with HSCA or on ODSP or OW, are required to send proof of income. Please attach to your form, or send a separate email to with the first and last name of the child in the subject line

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