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Program Information
Program Name: GROW in America
Year the Program was Started: 1978
Address: PO Box 3667
2403 Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61826
Telephone #: (217)352-6989
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.growinamerica.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote mental health recovery, personal growth and prevention within our weekly mutual help support groups and throughout our supportive community. contributing to the recovery of others.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Rappaport, J. (1988, September): Young, J. & Williams, C. (1989): Linda Farris Kurtz and Adrienne Chambon, University of Chicago, (Fall 1987): Lizzie Finn and Dr. Brian Bishop, School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia
Program Mission Statement: GROW's mission is to promote mental health recovery, personal growth and prevention within our weekly mutual help support groups and throughout our supportive community. As members we strive first to take personal responsibility for changing ourselves, and ultimately as leaders we become “gentle builders of a free and whole community” by contributing to the recovery of others.

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