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Category Archives: In the Community

Growth Works Court Training

The Office on Violence Against Women and Justice for Families sponsored training in partnership with Growth Works where First Step trained court staff including judges and referees.

This project was supported by Grant No. ­­­­­15JOVW-23-GC-00329-JFFX awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mother’s Pantry

Growth Works‘ staff and board members visited Mother’s Pantry in Inkster to help them prepare to reopen their doors to the public! The team was onsite to help build and stock their shelves; great work team!

Pantry is Inkster’s only client choice food pantry. A “client choice” food pantry is a model of emergency food distribution that enables clients to select their own food, much like a grocery store. Unlike most pantries, which provide clients with fixed boxes of food with no ability to select the items included, client choice pantries allow clients the ability to choose from a wide variety of foods. This effectively helps clients to meet their personal dietary needs. To learn more about Mother’s Pantry, visit their website.

Inkster Community Resource Fair

The Growth Works Peer Recovery Coaching Team shared information and resources at the Inkster Community Resource Fair. The Peer Recovery Coaches are regularly out in the community sharing their personal stories of growth and dedication to their recovery, setting an example to individuals and families who need to hear this message of hope. Thank you for your service to the community and to Growth Works.

To learn more about Growth Works Peer Recovery Coaches, click here.

Mental Health and Wellness Fair

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Mental Health and Wellness Fair on April 29th in Kellogg Park was a huge success! This year was the second time bringing this event to the community and it featured more than 70 health and wellness organizations available for our community. The raffles, family fun zone and the horses offered something unique to everyone who came out to enjoy the event.

The Growth Works team was there to show our support for the community and offered resources to spotlight youth assistance services, training and consulting programs, and our suicide prevention coalition. Thank you to all of the amazing community members who made this event possible.

Peer Recovery Coaches at Local High Schools

Growth Works Peer Recovery Coaches, Sarah and Cole, partnered up with Northwest Wayne FAN to share stories of struggle and hope with students at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

Growth Works and FAN have resources for individuals and families struggling with substance use. We want to ensure community members are familiar with the resources and can easily access them in their time of need. We want to thank our incredible Peer Recovery Coaches and our Partners at Families Against Narcotics for helping bring a message of Hope to those in need.

If you want to learn about Peer Recovery Coaching or would like to request a Peer Recovery Coach to speak to your organization or school, please contact us today!

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