Working Toward a Better Tomorrow

Thrive of the Heartland is a unique not-for-profit program in our Salina community.

There are several local programs available to assist individuals and families living in poverty, most of which focus on immediate needs such as food, housing, and clothing.  While these programs are greatly needed, many of them do not address the essential needs of long-term stability like setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, analyzing situational barriers, and developing leadership skills.

Thrive of the Heartland is a 501(c)3 non-profit (partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Services) that addresses the diverse barriers which often prevent those living in poverty from moving beyond their current situations.  Thrive is a long-term initiative that helps add the positive support systems often missing in people's lives.  Thrive boosts the social capital of each participant to have more peer relationships as well as community networking connections.  At the same time, Thrive educates the community on issues low-income households are facing daily.  Together, through awareness and advocacy, we can break down the barriers that prevent households from moving out of poverty.

Throughout the 12-month program, Thrive participants develop the skills to be leaders for both their families and the community.  During their time with Thrive, participants engage in workshops that include finances, life skills, health, and educational opportunities.

Thrive workshops take place every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church.  Dinner and childcare are provided at no cost to participants.  If you would like to find out more about Thrive of the Heartland or would like to check out a Thursday night meeting, contact our office at or phone 785-827-6731.


Food - Shelter - Clothing


Security - Employment - Health


Family - Friendship - Community


Recognition - Respect - Freedom


- Community Partners -

Special thanks to the following Community Agencies who collaborate or partner with Thrive of the Heartland.

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