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About Us

At Strides 2 Thrive we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change. Since our beginning in 2016, we’ve been driven by the same mission and values. 


Support, Empowerment, Progress and Advocacy

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Strides 2 Thrive emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

Strides 2 Thrive is based upon the idea of "Dignity of Risk." Autonomy and self-determination, the ability to make your own decisions. High quality care that encourages all individuals to make decisions and have choice in the daily events of their lives. 

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It is so easy to fall into a pattern of apathy as we go through our lives. Our organization was born out of a commitment to stop passing over the real issues of society, and deal with them head on. We have set out to aid those who need it most. Strides 2 Thrive is here to help, and we believe that change is possible when we put our hearts and minds to it.

Our Values

At Strides 2 Thrive, we put people first. We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset, and we strive to create an environment that fosters growth, development, and success. Our values are at the core of everything we do, and we seek individuals who share these values. These values include:

  • Compassion: We care about our employees and the individuals we serve.

  • Respect: We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards in all our actions.

  • Innovation: We value creativity and embrace change.

  • Collaboration: We work together to achieve our mission.

  • Education: We provide high quality training and continued professional development to enhance the lives of those we serve.

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How We Started

Jen and Joe Vance had a mission to help make the world a better place. Based on years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and seeing a need within our community, Strides 2 Thrive was created.

Along our path of wanting to improve the community we love, we focused on the values of self-determination, individual choice and dignity of risk.

We are dedicated to offering individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals. Our services strive to promote choices intended to meet each person's interests and individual needs

Check out our sister company Elevated Shredding, also based in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Employment Opportunities

Strides 2 Thrive offers a range of employment opportunities across different services. We welcome individuals of all abilities to apply and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values diversity and empowers our employees. Some of the benefits of working at Strides 2 Thrive include:

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Supportive work environment

  • Comprehensive training

  • Chance to make a difference in the community

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Q: Who can apply for employment at Strides 2 Thrive?

A: We welcome individuals of all abilities to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that values everyone's contributions.

Q: What kind of employment opportunities do you offer?

A: We offer employment opportunities across different fields, including manufacturing and assembly, warehousing, janitorial, direct service professionals, and administrative fields.

Q: What are the benefits of working at Strides 2 Thrive?

A: We offer competitive pay and benefits, opportunities for growth and advancement, a supportive work environment, comprehensive training, and the chance to make a difference in the community.

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