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Serving individuals with disabilities since 1956, we offer a variety of different programming to meet a variety of needs. 

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SOAR (Social Opportunities and Respite) provides regular respite nights and quarterly outings.


Prevent premature and unnecessary long term care placement while providing respite to families and caregivers.


Employment Specialists help individuals identify best work environments based upon strengths and interests which align with an employer's needs.


 Livescan Fingerprinting and Background Services are both offered through our partnership with FIRM Systems.


Camp Kidz, a summer camp for children with disabilities, has been in operation since 2000. 

Our History


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. 



  • State of Illinois Department of Human Services

  • State of Illinois Department on Aging

Compliance documents

Available upon request

  • 501c3

  • 990s


  • 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


Meet Our Team

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Board of Directors

Yolanda Stigner


Trent Cox




Randy Conlon, Pat Egan, Doug Gibb, Diane Kroll, Luan Statham, Cal Palmer, Amber Wold

Directors Emeritus

Trent Benedict, Sue Dutell, Tiffany Springer, Bridgette Teel

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

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