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Welcome to Strive Incorporated

Strive recycles Mardi Gras beads!

You can drop off your beads at the Strive Center, 1139 Napoleon Avenue, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm. You can also call us to deliver a recycle bin to you, or to pick up your bags/boxes of beads.


  • Adult Day Habilitation
  • Community Integration/Recreational
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Independent Living
  • Community Home


Assuring people with developmental disABILITIES the opportunity for life-enriching experiences in work, in play and wherever they live, by providing a continuum of programs and services.


Since its founding in October 1963, the Sophie Gumbel Guild has offered opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES (IDD) to grow and live to their fullest. The Guild formally changed its name to Strive, Inc. in 1996 and continues to believe in the boundless potential of all. Strive is located in two stately buildings at 1139 Napoleon Avenue in the charming Uptown New Orleans Historic District and serves 100 adult clients ages 19 years and older in diversified programs of job-related training, facility-based work, and supported employment. In addition, Strive, Inc. provides residential and recreational programs.


Strive for success!

We can work for you

Learn how Strive may be able to help you with your work.

How to Give

There are several different ways you can support Strive.

Programs & Services

Find out more about the vital programs and services provided by Strive.