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.