Making a difference; this is what the individuals at GROW do each and every day. It may be a small thing like a welcoming smile or a big thing like contributing back to the community.
The individuals at GROW share their individual talents both in work and through participating in the community. This year alone GROW individuals volunteered over 7,837 hours of community service; giving back to the community in meaningful ways! GROW participants worked 14,712 hours with wages of $118,408 in real PAID jobs this past year! This represents only 60% of the people that we support who want to work.
Just think about what is possible if we were able to give everyone who wants to work the opportunity to work 15 hours a week or more. It would mean that they would contribute by serving an unmet need for businesses, receive a pay check, pay taxes, and have additional resources to use for their personal needs.
GROW is committed to find new ways of making the dreams of each person we support become real; we are working hard to open the doors to “new possibilities”. This of course takes resources that are not always there. This is why we need your help. By giving to our GROW program will allow us to do more customized one on one supports, provide better supports in the community, and allow us to continue to provide access through our transportation services.
See what “Giving Back” truly means to the individuals of GROW.
Salvation Army volunteers provide various opportunities for us to give back:
“Everyone took ownership of their work, showed amazing work ethic, and seemed to truly enjoy helping out. Captain Nicole repeatedly thanked the guys, stating that she never would’ve been able to get so much done without their help. The guys then had lunch at the center, enjoying some pizza, and talking with the other volunteers. I can tell you, the guys seemed to really enjoy their experience there and look forward to doing some more volunteer work with Salvation Army.“ Matt Parker
GROW Associates participated in a Donation Drive for the residents of Brockton this year. A really good deed for Father Bill’s & Mainspring set up by Nikki McCray. Our individuals and parents were really excited to participate and it showed in the gifts that were collected and presented. I thought the staff at Father Bills were going to faint when they saw all of our donations. They were really appreciative of GROW’s participation and stated that we just made a lot of very unfortunate families happy for the holidays. I’m really happy to have been part of this. Thank you to all who donated and a very special thanks our individuals that helped wrap and deliver the packages
The individuals at GROW want to contribute. Just like all of you, they want to have value and fulfillment in their lives; a rich cornucopia of options that make life truly lived!
As we end another great year and begin a New Year I’m asking for your help and support the individuals of GROW in real meaningful activities every day! Please consider making a donation to GROW Associates, help us make each person’s dream a reality.
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation awards GROW grant of $10,000 toward purchase of new lift van! Thank you for your support in enabling access to the community!
"Thank you to Ali Mae Regan Memorial Foundation generous donation toward Bistro Equipment.”
Thank you to Granite Telecommunications for having their Annual Jean Day and raising over $3600!
Share in Our Journey to Create “Quality of Life Outcomes & Promote Individual Success”
GROW needs your help as a supporter of our services. We need you to be a part of the vision, to create a framework for helping people like Chrissie, Tara, and Jennifer, and the many others we support. They have a vision for their future and they are counting on us.
Here is a sampling of what they have asked for:
Creating plans for engaging
Enabling more independence
Building and fostering relationships
Improving communication through technology and information
Job training and employment oppurtunities
Here is sampling what we have done:
Training programs that enhance skills in job seeking and placement
Skills and career assessments
Ongoing work opportunities in GROW businesses – Bistro, Landscaping and Cleaning
Volunteering, physical fitness, social outings, education, and community participation
Nursing, Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies. Sensory therapies such as: art, and music
Book Clubs and Peer Advocacy Group for all programs
All of this requires financial support beyond what our fee for service provides. This is where you can play a significant role. All dollars raised go to support the individual programs which make a difference in the lives of Tara, Chrissie, and Jennifer, and the many others we support.
We are asking you today to support the vision and help us “Promote Individual Success” of our friends at GROW. Through this appeal we have set the goal of raising $20,000 in order to enhance their vision for the future.
Won’t you take a moment now to be a part of the vision? Tara, Chrissie, Jennifer and their friends are hoping you will!
On behalf of all the people who will be touched by your contribution and generosity, thank you so much.
Executive Director GROW Associates
is to design services that capture and support the needs of those adults with intellectual disabilities.
GROW operates a facility that is accessible to all people. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect by providing a quality program to support the individuals in their hopes and aspirations.
Guided by the dreams and desires of those whom we serve, our commitment is to provide quality opportunities for each individual. This agency continually strives to assist each person by fostering the opportunity to make choices in all aspects of their lives in relation to work, community, recreation and beliefs they hold valuable. GROW supports individuals and respects their right to lead the process of developing personal goals and establishing necessary supports in order to achieve desired social, emotional, and work outcomes. We believe that all members of the GROW Associates community benefit from relationships that are meaningful and strives to foster such relations with all members of our community.
Established in 1973, GROW Associates, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization with a proven track record of providing employment, day habilitation and community supports programs to adults with intellectual disabilities. Started by a group of parents with twenty individuals in a small school building, GROW has developed into a program serving more than 140 individuals with a variety of services. Programs offered in employment training, on site job coaching, volunteering within the community, including recreational services and teaching basic daily living skills and our Day Habilitation providing medically based services, give the adult with intellectual disabilities a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
GROW offers a variety of programs to its clients. Our goal is to place, train and support individuals in gaining meaningful work that leads to competitive, community based employment by offering:
Career Evaluation - Assessment of person's interest and skills
Job Training - Offers in-house production work done to employer's specification by conscientious and eager workers
Job Matching - Provide employers access to a diverse workforce to meet their particular needs
Job Placement - Determine an appropriate job match, arrange interview with potential employers and provide individualized support through the hiring process
Post Employment Assistance - Ongoing communication with both the individual and employer
Job Coaching Support - Depending on need, assist in training and retraining or work accommodation
GROW strives to provide businesses access to an untapped resource to meet their business needs.