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The STRiVE Organization

STRiVE, formerly known as Mesa Developmental Services, has been serving Mesa County residents for over 50 years. Offering a variety of services to help families and support individuals with developmental disabilities, STRiVE is a partnership of people supporting people.

Throughout the history of our organization, we have been striving to fill in the gaps that exist in support services by providing qualified occupational therapy, respite, vocational, residential and other child and family support opportunities. As the needs have increased so has the diversity of our programs.

The new identity “STRiVE,” represents our staff and the people we support every day.

As we STRiVE to provide the best possible person-centered services, our clients STRiVE every day to be independent and take greater control of their lives.

STRiVE’s Mission

STRiVE provides an array of person centered, community-based services and supports that assist people with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. STRiVE provides programs in an atmosphere that fosters self-esteem and confidence, and enhances each person’s opportunity for independence and growth. STRiVE is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors composed of consumers and family members, as well as human service and business professionals. STRiVE is funded primarily (80%) through the Colorado Department of Human Services and fees from disability payments, with supplemental funding from Mesa County, private donors and grants.

STRiVE’s Vision

Our vision is for every person we serve to be included in all facets of the community, free to exercise the greatest degree of personal independence and empowered to pursue individual goals and dreams.

STRiVE’s Values

STRiVE is committed to, and holds these values as essential for, the quality of our operation: Integrity, Compassion, Mutual Trust, Respect, Teamwork, Meaningful Contributions, Accountability, Stability, Dependability & Positive Attitude.


People Supporting People…

STRiVE is here to provide the personalized care individuals need as we STRiVE to provide the best person-centered services, and our clients Strive to be independent and take greater control of their lives…

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