Their Stories

Victoria's Story
Victoria is a fighter, and now she is fighting for her fifteen year old niece who suffered from the same abuse that Victoria did as a child. Victoria had enough and was determined to give herself and her niece a fresh start. Victoria was referred to Thrive AZ from DCS (Department of Child Safety) with the hope that Thrive AZ could help her and her family with a place to live and a chance to give her them a fresh start.

Thrive AZ quickly responded to Victoria with emergency housing, food, and the stability she needed to begin the healing process. Victoria is working with DCS and Thrive AZ to finalize the adoption of her niece so she can have a safe FOREVER home.

Rebecca's Story
Is it possible to bake a cookie in this Arizona Heat? This is how an 8th grade Science Project became a place to call home for one deserving teen.

While working together on a science project, Rebecca's daughter quickly became friends with her classmate Natalie. Natalie lived in a foster home that could no longer care for her. This meant she would have to move to yet another home. Rebecca and her family had grown very close to Natalie and stepped up in a big way. Rebecca took a step of faith and invited Natalie into their family and home at the time not knowing how she would provide for another child on an already very tight budget as a single mom of two.

Despite the struggle of having a little bank account, Rebecca and her girls have a BIG heart and are planning on adopting Natalie. Natalie will now have the family and a HOME she deserves. Rebecca teaches her daughters that good things come to people who work hard and do for themselves.

Fernando And Lillie Story
Fernando and Lillie not only beat the odds but they are now living the American Dream.

They are both graduates of the Phoenix Dream Center. Fernando chose to go through a program to reset his life to serve God. Lillie graduated the Hope Wing where she was rescued from Human Trafficking. After graduating they met, fell in love and were married. They are now expecting a sweet baby girl due in October.

Fernando and Lillie give back to others working to beat the odds. Fernando works for Thrive AZ and has delivered over 700 beds in 2 years to deserving at risk families. Lillie works for Reclaimed the Phoenix Dream Center Thrift Store and helps Fernando with deliveries to our young Thrive AZ moms. Once a week Fernando and Lillie host an outreach and provide dinner and cold drinks to homeless and at risk youth in Phoenix!

With the support of Thrive AZ and our community partners, families like Fernando and Lillie can have the HOPE they need to Thrive!


These are just a few of the awesome success stories from Thrive. Check out a video testimony from the client herself, here.