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.

"Mental health can't be taught - it has to be learned together." - The Program of Growth to Maturity p. 50


  • 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
  • Recovery & Empowerment Day   If you happened to pass by the Illinois Capitol Building at just the right time on May 22, it may have looked a little like Saint Patty's Day on ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:08 PM by Catee Hook
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August 4, 2014 Raffle Tickets for Sale Contact Area Fieldworker 
September 20, 2014 Southern Regional Social Tom Madonia Park, Springfield, IL 
September 20, 2014 Northern Regional Social Jubilee College State Park, Peoria, IL 
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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