We Thrive began in 1996 by the name CIGSYA (Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance). It is a center where people 22 and under can enjoy meetings, drop in times, field trips, special events, and more where there is camaraderie and support in a peer led, adult advised environment, free from judgment based on inherent differences.
We stand strongly on the belief that making our community safer, more respectful and less judgmental begins by bringing a broad diversity of young people together in an environment where everyone's dignity is appreciated. Young people through this model learn about each other and realize that people are really not very different at all. Through this experience they become more open minded, well rounded, and accepting of others. Youth who in turn are appreciated rather than harassed, achieve higher levels of self esteem and live happier and healthier lives.
We aim to provide environments for and opportunities to people so that they can excel in their lives happily and confidently.
We aim to provide the environment and opportunities to people so that they can excel in their lives happily and confidently.
We Thrive has been creating shared housing rentals for LGBTQ+ people and allies. Currently housing at least 21 people of many identities and ages, we believe in an integrated community where all LGBTQ+ folks create community together. Our properties in Hyannis help decrease financial, transportation, and social barriers, for example, people do not need a car to go to work, most rental prices are accessible, and a supportive community is available. This allows folks to get ahead in areas in their lives they would not have been able to otherwise.
These properties will be in trust in perpetuity. We encourage folks to consider renting, selling, or donating properties to We Thrive for this purpose.
You make a difference. Supporting financially, showing up, or talking about us makes a positive change in our community and that has a ripple effect.