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STRiVE Colorado

STRiVE Colorado Organization

Where Person-Centered Practices Guide Services & Supports

STRiVE was founded on February 14, 1966 and has been an integral part of Western Colorado’s Grand Valley ever since, operating as a non-profit agency that serves individuals who experience developmental challenges as well as their families.   The team at STRiVE truly believes that it is our collective differences as people that make the community we live in unique and wonderful and when we as a community celebrate our differences we become stronger as a whole.  Our organization has developed a culture of person centeredness, through the belief that the individuals and families we support have the right to self-determination and to choose their own path in life.  We are simply here to be active partners along the way.   

Our partnership with Alida’s is a testament to our belief that true community inclusion of the individuals who experience a developmental disability is paramount to achieving their goals and dreams. Through this program individuals who participate in STRiVE vocational programming will work alongside others from the community who have a passion for producing prized, high quality, “Colorado Proud” products with local fruit and vegetables.  Because of this, we are extremely proud and excited to work with Bob and Alida to continue their tradition of excellence and to provide a true purpose-led, social impact business to the Grand Valley! 

STRiVE also serves as the Community Centered Board, which is mandated to provide eligibility determination and case management to all individuals in Mesa County who may have a developmental disability.  STRiVE supports individuals from birth to end of life in a variety of settings; serving 534 children and 933 adults, and operating 24/7 from 21 sites in the community. Over 350 staff help the individuals who are in our programs. Whatever your need, STRiVE will help you find the best program or service within our system or others in the community.

Children and Families

Developmental screening and therapeutic Early Intervention for infants and toddlers; Support services for families who are caregivers for a child with disability. Parenting class for the Incredible Years for children and parents ages 3 to 6 years of age.


Group Home and Host Home residential placements; supported living services for individuals living with family; daily living skills programs, vocational and supported employment, even a retail shop, Uniquely Yours, in downtown Grand Junction. Alida’s Fruit is only our newest project and provides us with a social impact business. This is where the people we support work alongside with other community workers for that ever important piece of inclusion and integration.  STRiVE also operates the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens at 641 Struthers Ave.

Our Mission

“We support people who strive to meet their full potential.”

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