Learn About THRIVE SS Events
"With the pilot group, we noticed after 3 weeks and 100 plus members we received questions about when we would have our first meeting. We didn’t want the vibe to be stuffy and complaint driven, so we devised ways to assure that our support meetings and events where positive, upbeat and results/healing driven.
We vowed that every service we offer would be elevated and specifically geared to effectively supporting our members while honoring their humanity and worth. The logic behind this is that we want to create an environment that promotes a high level of discourse and open dialogue that is not only enlightening, but also felt less clinical in structure and dare I say it 'FUN.'" - Larry Scott-Walker (Cofounder)
Meetings discussing relevant topics occur on a monthly basis
Meetings occur on a monthly basis. Meetings are where we discuss relevant topics, group business and plan future engagements.
Potlucks are a lot less structured, but always involve a group engagement or activity, and are always hosted at the home of a member or Admin.
Something amazing happens after that first meeting the guys have an even closer bond and connection. They go from being “Facebook friends” to being brothers. You will notice that the conversations are a lot less generic and general; also you will notice that the support is more pointed. Members become more comfortable asking and providing help and assistance. We have truly begun to embody what it means to really support one another. We begin to “take on all or part of the weight” and burdens that our brothers are experiencing. We begin to THRIVE outside of CDC funding and federal programing. We begin to save ourselves.
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Word Therapy Atl
Monthly open mic
THRIVE SS' Black queer affirming open mic night hosted at the Sleepy Potato on the first Wednesday of every month.