Project THRIVE, located in North Seattle, is a specialized program serving homeless King County veterans with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. THRIVE is an acronym for Treatment, Housing, Resources, and Interventions for Veterans' Empowerment.
Project THRIVE provides a continuum of support for veterans, including a Veterans Resource Center with a supportive, culturally-relevant veterans community; and services in supportive housing, which includes outreach and engagement to homeless veterans, access to services, integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment, peer support, permanent supported housing, and other services that will lift veterans out of homelessness, support recovery, and prevent future homelessness.
Eligible veterans can access Project THRIVE's Veterans' Resource Center, and may also be eligible to receive intensive services in supportive housing, including mental health and chemical dependency treatment and housing services. Individuals interested in Project THRIVE should call 206-545-2344 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and speak to a staff member regarding services and eligibility.
Veterans' Resource Center
VRC services include:
- Classes and groups on a variety of topics, including recovery, PTSD, mental health, substance abuse, vocational/employment support, housing support, and physical health and wellness
- Family and peer support
- Assistance in acquiring benefits
- Skills training in activities such as health and hygiene, budgeting, neighborhood navigation, transportation access and more
- Computer lab and other resources
- Laundry facilities
- A supportive, culturally-relevant veterans community
Services in Supportive Housing
In addition to VRC services, individuals participating in services in supportive housing will receive additional treatment services, including:
- Integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery support
- Individualized service plans
- Medication management
- Prevocational and vocational services
- Access to permanent supported housing
- 24/7 Crisis Intervention
Any individual living in King County, over the age of 18, who has completed at least 180 days of service in any branch of the U.S. military (including National Guard), regardless of discharge status, may be eligible for services through Project THRIVE. Participants must be referred from one of our treatment and service partners for services in supportive housing, but may self-refer to the VRC.
Services are funded through a grant from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Services in Supported Housing. Project partners include:
- US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
- Washington Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- King County Veteran’s Program
- Shoreline Community College
- ElderHealth Northwest
- NAMI Greater Seattle
- Evergreen Treatment Services, REACH
- The Vets Edge
- YWCA Landlord Liaison Project
Project THRIVE is located on the first floor of our Lake City location, at 11000 Lake City Way NE.