Chesapeake Thrives - Caring about Our Community's Wellbeing

Chesapeake Thrives

Chesapeake Thrives is a public/private partnership that seeks to connect residents to services at any stage of their life by addressing eight priority areas: Aging in the Community, Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, Health, Housing, Poverty and Economic Support, School-Age Programs and Support, and Workforce Development. 

Call 757-382-CITY (2489) to access services.

Meeting - PeopleAging in the Community

"Aging-friendly" communities provide affordable, accessible housing, multiple modes of transportation, access to community services, and opportunities for engagement for all residents, regardless of age or ability.


Meeting - PeopleBehavioral Health

The term "behavioral health" means the promotion of mental health, resilience, and well-being; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities. 


Meeting - PeopleEarly Childhood

Critical prevention and early intervention strategies to improve maternal and child health outcomes, developmental goals for young children and supports for families.

Meeting - PeopleHealth

Health is an aspect interwoven with all other aspects of life, everyday life, working life, family life, and community life.

Meeting - PeopleHousing

Housing generally refers to the community's effort to ensure that members of society have a home to live in that is safe, affordable, and healthy.


Meeting - PeoplePoverty and Economic Support

Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living.


Meeting - PeopleSchool-Age Programs and Support

Whole-child and family approaches to closing the educational opportunity gap for students during and after school time. 


Meeting - PeopleWorkforce Development

Education, employment, and job-training efforts designed to help employers get a skilled workforce while helping individuals succeed in the workplace.


Volunteer Opportunities

Chesapeake Thrives engages all sectors of the community to leverage talents, resources, and diverse perspectives to produce successful outcomes for neighborhoods and residents. Help us build the human infrastructure to make Chesapeake an exceptional place to live, learn, work, farm, and play for everyone in our community.

Chesapeake Thrives Conference: The Power of Partnerships

On October 19, Thrives partners came together to strengthen partnerships and to build the collaboration that will make Thrives a success. The following presentations were given at the event: 

  1. Aging in the Community (PDF)
  2. Behavioral Health (PDF) 
  3. Early Childhood (PDF) 
  4. Health (PDF) 
  5. Housing (PDF) 
  6. Poverty and Economic (PDF) 
  7. Support School Age Programs and Support (PDF) 
  8. Workforce Development (PDF)