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Our Impact


The Thriving Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring resilience in response to violence by promoting holistic healing programs.


We offer several free workshop series focused around diverse healing modalities to create a space where survivors of interpersonal violence can build community and learn a variety of coping techniques without ever having to share or discuss their past experiences.

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At the beginning and end of each quarter participants fill out a survey. Participants reported substantially decreased trouble breathing, feelings of anxiety, and isolation, meanwhile expressing increased feelings of safety, belonging, and community.


We work to engage not only survivors, but also volunteers, students, and allies by offering programs and social platforms aimed at raising awareness, cultivating support networks, and providing resources for students to build their own sustainable healing programs.

What Past Participants Have to Say

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“I have recognized my needs. I have seen the beauty of having such space, and I believe everyone should have a healing space such as this in their life.”

“I’ve felt overwhelmed with life but feel grounded when I come to Thriving.” 

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“It has helped me better recognize how much I need healing and how many endless ways there are to do that. It has helped me get back on the right path of healing.”


At the beginning and end of each series participants fill out a survey, here are some of the key findings.

Percentage decrease in frequency of experiencing: 

  • Trouble breathing (-35%)

  • Hypervigilance (-25%)

  • Feelings of anxiety (-32.5%)

  • Flashbacks (-20.5%) 

Percentage increase in frequency of feeling

  • A sense of safety (+42.5%)​

  • A sense of belonging (+47.5%)

  • Ability to use coping strategies when triggers arise (+27.5%)

Our work would not be possible without generous contributions from people like you who believe all students should have equal access to education. We hope you will stand with us to ensure survivors and allies are provided all applicable resources to ensure their health and safety throughout their college experience and beyond.

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