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About Us

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Our Story

Bernadette Burns and Joel Dorman co-founded Thrive House in 2017. After working in the Child Protection and Disability field for many years, both were so disillusioned with outcomes for young people that they recognised the need for a new residential space, one that would create genuine change.


At the time, the office was based in a garage with just 30 staff and 4 residential homes, Little did Bernadette and Joel imagine, 4 years later, Thrive House would be one of the largest community service providers in the region, with 28 residential homes and a team of nearly 270 workers changing the lives of our participants each day.


Although the companies immense growth, we continue to put people and their needs at the forefront of all we do. Here at Thrive, we ensure that our services are accessible and equitable, providing all of our participants with the opportunity to live their life to the fullest.


We are currently based in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton region, providing:

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