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Strive Recreational Therapy Services: Website and Registration System

First Nonprofit Foundation awarded $20,000 to Strive Recreational Therapy Services to build a new website and launch a new online volunteer and registration system.

Strive Recreational Therapy offers its clients the skills and tools needed to function in society and increase quality of life through recreational therapy programs. Recreational therapy uses recreation and education to meet physical, mental, emotional and social goals. Benefits of recreational therapy include increased independence, improved motor functioning, reduced depression, improved reasoning, improved body mechanics, increased confidence and reduced anxiety and stress, among others.



Mission Statement

Strive, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit counterpart of Strive Recreational Therapy. This nonprofit organization exists to bring recreational therapy services to those who do not have the financial means or insurance coverage to secure it independently. Group programs are also offered to special outings such as sporting events, concerts and travel.

Strive, Inc. is proud to host the Michigan Victory Games, one of the nation’s premier sporting competitions for athletes with physical disabilities.  Athletes compete in a variety of sports such as bowling, track and field, cycling, boccia, slalom, table tennis and powerlifting.

Organization History

Strive advocates for individuals with disabilities, implements programs of interest, provides consultation, and independently contracts recreational therapists for clients throughout Michigan. Both Strive Recreational Therapy Services and Strive Inc., its nonprofit counterpart, have been successfully operating since 2003. We continue to offer many programs and services that are often lost once a patient returns home with an injury.

"We can’t thank the First Nonprofit Foundation enough for this opportunity.  They have been extremely supportive of our efforts since we first reached out to them.  The First Nonprofit Foundation even made special effort to process our application in a timely manner so we could continue with our project this fiscal year.  So many individuals with disabilities will be helped because of their generous gift.  Many, MANY thanks to this wonderful organization."