THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is a health collaborative, generously funded by a grant from United Way of Greater Lorain County, which is dedicated to helping you and your family live healthier. The ultimate goals of THRIVE! are to reduce the risks of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in our region.
THE NEED IS GREAT: Few programs are in place to support health and wellness in southern Lorain County. Research has shown that 69% of adults are obese and 24% are smokers – much higher than the county average. What's more, the poverty rate in rural southern Lorain County is as high as the most impoverished neighborhoods of our cities.
THRIVE! proudly serves the communities of Brighton Township, Camden Township, Huntington Township, Kipton Village, Pittsfield Township, Rochester Township, Rochester Village, Wellington Township and Wellington Village.