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.

"You don't really know anyone until you know the ordinary human being in them - the one struggling to relate to life as a whole." - The Program of Growth to Maturity p. 74


  • Kathy Hubert GROW in America is sad to report the passing of Kathy Hubert. Kathy came to work for GROW in 1997 and had been our Kankakee Residential Coordinator since 2006. Kathy ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2014, 1:49 PM by Catee Hook
  • Fieldworker Corner With Ellen Utsinger Six years ago, I spent ninety-five percent of my time at home due to health reasons. It hurts to remember how isolated and lonely I was back then. I ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 11:32 AM by Catee Hook
  • New York City Marathon Lindsay Wheeler is running in the New York City Marathon raising money and awareness for GROW In America. Please click the link below to vote for Lindsay so she can ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 12:46 PM by Catee Hook
  • Chicago Recovery Conference     Thank you, Tanya Hicks, for being a presenter at the Region One Consumer Conference. She spoke on the importance of Music & Movement.
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:30 PM by Catee Hook
  • GROW Wisdom Day     On May 31,2014 GROW had it’s Wisdom Day in Kankakee, Illinois. 44 people from all over the state of Illinois came to GROW Residential Center to hand out ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:14 PM by Catee Hook
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August 4, 2014 Raffle Tickets for Sale Contact Area Fieldworker 
October 5, 2014 Mental Health Awareness Week  
October 11, 2014 Wisdom Day Urbana, IL  
October 25, 2014 GROW In America, GROW In Illinois Annual General Meeting Eastland Suites, 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana, IL 
October 25, 2014 GROW In New Jersey AGM "The New Horizons" Community Wellness Center 
November 2, 2014 Donate to Lindsey's Cause For the NYC Marathon New York City, New York 
November 2, 2014 Vote for Lindsey! New York City Marathon New York City, New York 
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