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Nature-based programming for adults with developmental disabilities

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GROWING ROOTS

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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Growing Roots is a non-profit organization serving our community members with autism, down syndrome and other diverse abilities. We use nature-based activity (gardening and animal care) to support our participants in building job skills, social skills, independence and a greater quality of life. This spring we are expanding our program and we need your help in supporting our participants as they engage in meaningful, nature-based activity. Come spend some time in nature for a good cause! All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed. Training provided, no experience required.

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About GROWING ROOTS

Location:

1355 BRISTOL AVE NW, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504, US

Mission Statement

"Growing Roots’ mission is to provide a therapeutic, nature-based learning and working facility that allows all individuals to live a meaningful, satisfying life and to reach their highest potential."

Description

There is an immense need for persons with developmental and cognitive challenges to have a place where they can stay active, gain life skills, find meaning and build self-esteem through working and learning in a dynamic, safe and motivating environment. We are confident that for many, this can be accomplished through interaction with nature and through the care of crops and animals to produce valuable resources for the community.

Animals
Environment
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2725 1st stWayland, MI 49348

(42.61736,-85.55676)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies according to your schedule.

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