Our Projects are Phased for Development
In order to maximize its success and sustainability, Growing Roots has been broken down into a series of projects, or phases of development. Phase one began August 2016! Read below for the exciting developments to come!
Project 1. Short Term Pilot
This short term day programming occurred in August of 2016. Growing Roots established rapport with the community, participants and donors.
The pilot program received excellent feedback from participants, care givers and volunteers. As a result of this program the enthusiasm and excitement for Growing Roots grew within the community.
Project 2. Establish Sustainable Funding, Corporate Identity, 501(c)3 Status & Secure Land
Growing Roots is now an established 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.
Growing Roots has secured a beautiful new space, which will set us up for year-round, full time programming for teenagers and adults with developmental and cognitive challenges. After this program is successful, Growing Roots will add services for children (nature-based education, field trips, individual and group therapy, day camps, etc.).
Project 3. Establish Residential Facilities & Further Development of other Facilities
Growing Roots is thrilled to partner with Grace Housing Nonprofit Corporation to begin to incorporate residential services.
The next phase of the development will be increasing the programming and lodging capacity. The construction of a conference and learning center and initiating a Research Center to further explore the importance of reconnection with nature and the most effective ways in which to make this a practical, feasible option for all children, adolescents and adults.