Project Thrive was adopted by CWC and Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation as their 2016-2017 community health project. Project Thrive intends to unite families affected by the disease of addiction with compassionate, social innovators to co-create sustainable and family-centered supports that allow Louisville to emerge as a compassionate city where every family with a child under three thrives in homes free from active substance misuse.
Project Thrive Pilot – launched by in April 2016 – provides safe and affordable housing options to families who commit to building a healthy home environment free from active substance misuse through their infants’ third birthday. Through a partnership between CWC and Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Section 8 housing vouchers were awarded to ten iChooseWell Program Participants. LMHA has appealed to HUD for 60 additional vouchers in the next fiscal year.
Families who commit to building a healthy home environment free from active substance misuse through their infants’ third birthday do so via the Thrive Covenant which emphasizes:
Active Program of Recovery
- Safe and Healthy Living Environment for Children
- Leading a Family that Chooses Well
- Nurturing Pathways for Educational/Vocational Success
- Contributing to Efforts of Our Compassionate City