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About Us

Empowering individuals to live their best lives 


In December of 1956, a group of sixteen dedicated parents came together with a steadfast belief in establishing a school for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since then, Thrive Community Services has undergone many changes, but our beliefs have stayed true as we continually strive to provide the best services we can for the individuals we serve.

Today, we provide a variety of services for over 300 adults who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 

Member of: 

  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

  • Don Moss & Associates

  • Forefront & the Illinois Nonprofit Network

  • Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Galesburg Area Transition Team

  • Illinois Adult Day Service Association

  • Illinois Partners for Human Service

  • Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities

  • Knox County United Way

  • Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Accredited by: 


Licensed by: 

  • State of Illinois Department of Human Services

  • State of Illinois Department on Aging

Read more about KCCDD: 

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

Bridgette Teel


Trent Cox



Trent Benedict

Vice President


Sue Dutell, Pat Egan, Doug Gibb, Diane Kroll, Luan Statham, Yolanda Stigner, Amber Wold

Thrive Community Services is grateful for the support and guidance of our Board of Directors. 

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