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Who We Serve

Growing Roots serves teenagers and adults with developmental and cognitive challenges living in West Michigan and surrounding areas.  Generally, these are people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental illness and cognitive impairments.

As Growing Roots develops it aims to serve a multi-generational population of individuals facing developmental and cognitive challenges through its outreach and day programming.  This includes children, senior citizens and all ages in between.

Growing Roots aims to become a place of education and retreat for all individuals needing to reconnect with nature, regardless of age or disability. 

“Growing Roots is one of those places that calls a person to be a better version of  themselves.


We've seen our daughter learn, engage, explore, and enjoy her time at Growing Roots exponentially more than we expected. She has surprised us again and again at how she participates and meets her goals. Jessica and her staff are creative and energetic at helping our girl cope with her challenges of transition, communication, and sensory integration. We are amazed at the commitment, love, and expertise that they practice every session.”


-Parent of a Growing Roots participant after 6 months of participation

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