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STRiVE requires a facility that is safe and appropriate to its needs, that secures a solid future and provides for expanded services to the community.

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15% of the population in Mesa County have some form of developmental disability.

STRiVE wants to reach more people.

Sharon Jacksi

STRiVE CEO, STRiVE People Helping Poeple

“Framing The Future” allows STRiVE to purchase and occupy a well built, high-quality working space that will serve as its new home.  Located at 790 Wellington in Grand Junction’s medical services district, the 30,000-square-foot building will provide STRiVE individuals with greatly-improved hospitality, confidentiality and comfort, and employees with efficient, safe and pleasant workspaces.  

790 Wellington Ave,

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Call (970) 243-3702

Potential New Site Location For STRiVE

For more than 50 years, STRiVE (formerly Mesa Developmental Services) has profoundly improved the lives of thousands of disabled people and their families.  With the mission to help individuals achieve their fullest potential – by fostering self-esteem and confidence, and enhancing opportunity for independence and growth – STRiVE provides coordinated care and supports for children and adult residents of Mesa County and beyond who represent the full spectrum of developmental disabilities (e.g. Down’s syndrome), neurodevelopmental problems (e.g. autism), co-occurring behavioral health disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression) and co-occurring physical disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy).  More than 530 children and their families, as well as 930+ adults, currently rely on STRiVE’s compassionate and loyal assistance with housing, employment/day programming, independent daily living, early intervention and parenting/family support, autism diagnosis and support, case management, medical and behavioral health assistance, and transportation.

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More than 530 children and their families currently rely on STRiVE’s compassionate and loyal assistance with housing, employment/day programming, independent daily living, early intervention and parenting/family support, autism diagnosis and support, case management, medical and behavioral health assistance, and transportation.

Approximately 15% of Mesa County residents – 22,500 people – have some form of developmental disability.

  • Governmental funding for agencies like STRiVE is always volatile and subject to political priorities and whims, and four specific concerns continuously plague STRiVE in responsibly meeting individual needs:  Growing demand for Early Intervention and Other Children’s Services, critical to these children’s long-term capabilities and quality of life
  • Lack of sufficient local access to Diagnostic Autism Assessment and Supports
  • Necessity for enhanced Nursing and Psychiatric/Crisis/Behavioral Supports responsive to the distinct needs of the STRiVE individuals
  • Safe and Adequate Facilities for STRiVE individuals and employees.  Current administrative/ services facilities at 950 Grand Avenue have become an obstacle to service delivery:  Poor layout for individuals ease of access, safety, and confidentiality, failing structural supports, leakage and mold problems all compromise the health and safety of inhabitants and visitors, necessitating $2+ million in improvements.

STRiVE requires a facility that is safe and appropriate to its needs, that secures a solid future and provides for expanded services to the community.

 

“Framing The Future” allows STRiVE to purchase and occupy a well built, high-quality working space that will serve as its new home.  Located at 790 Wellington in Grand Junction’s medical services district, the 30,000-square-foot building will provide STRiVE individuals with greatly-improved hospitality, confidentiality and comfort, and employees with efficient, safe and pleasant workspaces.  

 

 

The new facility will position STRiVE to serve the community’s burgeoning needs for decades to come, resulting in positive change for individuals and staff, and an elevated level of professionalism at and community pride in STRiVE.

The new building will include ample space for Case Management Services and a Nursing Services & Psychiatric Clinic (including crisis response).  Enhanced Early Intervention and Children’s Services space will include an Adaptive Playground and Autism Diagnostic Clinic.  Administrative support staff will have adequate workspace, rooms for private meetings with families and staff training, and an employee break area.

 

This $7 million project allows STRiVE a modest and affordable monthly mortgage while inviting full community involvement to ensure the future service of this strong and trusted community institution as it provides quality of life and opportunity for the valued individuals it serves.

Revenues and Financing

Fundraising:

Board, Campaign and Staff Leadership
$150,000
STRiVE Volunteers, Individuals/Families and Employees; Service Clubs and Churches
$100,000

Major Donor ($10,000+) Individuals/Businesses
$1,650,000

Foundation/Government Grants
$1,700,000

In-Kind Contributions
$200,000


Total Fundraising
$3,800,000

STRiVE:

Equity/Down Payment
$1,200,000
Financing (mortgage loan)
$2,000,000


TOTAL
$7,000,000

Expenses:

Building Purchase
$2,800,950

Exterior Construction, Interior Improvements, Contingency
$3,165,950

Landscaping and Adaptive Playground
$183,100

Furnishings and Equipment
$300,000

Operating Endowment/Building Maintenance Fund
$400,000

Fundraising Costs
$150,000


TOTAL
$7,000,000

 

 

I am a client and receptionist and appreciate the work at STRIVE!

Anna Rainbowe Dassh Etzler

Client and Receptionist, STRiVE

930+ adults, currently rely on STRiVE’s compassionate and loyal assistance with housing, employment/day programming, independent daily living, early intervention and parenting/family support, autism diagnosis and support, case management, medical and behavioral health assistance, and transportation.

Contact Doug Sorter Today about In Kind Support

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STRiVE is thrilled to pursue “Framing The Future” and encourages your personal involvement.  Each contribution – large or small – represents a gracious act of generosity and caring.  Each gift is an affirmation of the value of every person, and the worthiness of investing in every individual’s potential.

 

Campaign support in all forms is welcome and truly appreciated:

~   Cash and cash pledges

 

~   Gifts of personal property, appreciated real estate, stocks and bonds, life insurance,

     and collections

 

~   Named and memorial gifts, bequests.

 

Professional legal, tax and accounting expertise will be available to those donors considering charitable remainder trusts, annuity trusts, charitable gift annuities and other sophisticated investment solutions.  The campaign will be designed such that gifts can honor the donor, another living person, or establish a memorial in honor of someone else…again, in perpetuity.

 

Like the strong walls and sunny windows of our new home, your generosity will become an integral part of STRiVE.  Thank you for your continuing kindness.

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