Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

GROW Restored Foundation

Helping provide affordable counseling in the U.S. and around the world.

aka GROW Restored

Atlanta, GA

Mission

GROW Restored provides access to affordable counseling for individuals and resources to equip organizations actively doing good work around the world.

Ruling Year

2013

Executive Director

Michele Jones

Main Address

2964 Peachtree Rd NW Suite 760

Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

Keywords

mental health, funding, advocacy, fundraising

EIN

27-4617545

 Number

3368227989

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our financial assistance program provides supplemental funds for scholarship recipients who are seeking counseling care, but unable to afford on their own. We also partner with therapists to increase their education and capacity for working with these individuals.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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3

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financial Assistance for Counseling

Veterans + First Responders

Families Dealing with Childhood Illness

Suicide Prevention

Human Trafficking Survivors

Where we work

Our Results

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Financial Assistance for Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is the total dollar amount of scholarship funds distributed in a calendar year. Because scholarships carry over into multiple years, we report what has actually been paid for counseling sessions.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Financial Assistance for Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We document the number of counseling sessions our distributed scholarships are able to provide each year, based on therapist reporting.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We are focused on impacting our communities by partnering with individuals and families who are in the midst of some of life's hardest struggles. We know that healthy individuals equals healthy families and communities, so our goal is to continue to bridge the gap between what a client can afford for counseling and what the cost of treatment is. We are focusing our efforts on providing assistance to first responders, veterans, families dealing with childhood illness, human trafficking survivors, and individuals struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide.

We have developed four specific program areas (first responders/veterans, childhood illness, human trafficking, suicide prevention) in which we raise funds to provide scholarships to individuals and families. 100% of funds raised through these programs goes directly towards these scholarships. We are separately fundraising for our administrative and operating costs so we can be strategic and specific in how we help individuals. We partner with top-of-the-line, reputable therapists to ensure that our scholarship recipients are receiving the very best care. We also provide informational resources for alternative funding, if necessary.

We are a small team, but we are a dedicated and focused team. We have created very strategic systems to handle all of our application processes (for therapists and scholarship applicants) so we can be fully streamlined and manage our time and resources well. Our strength lies in our fully vetted partner therapist network, as those are the people that are providing the direct care to our scholarship recipients. We work with them to identify how much funding is needed for the most thorough care and how to effectively use that funding in addition to the client's own financial resources. We also work with our scholarship recipients and partner therapists to engage their communities and networks in raising awareness and funds for the work of GROW Restored.

Our success is two-fold. We are able to measure our progress by evaluating the number of people we are able to providing funding for, while also monitoring the results of treatment over a period of time. Because a person's success in counseling is often fluid and ongoing, sometimes for a lifetime, we are committed to following-up with individuals during and after their scholarship-provided care. We also have a monetary goal for how much scholarship dollars we are able to give within a calendar year based on fundraising goals.

Over the past few years, we have continuously increased the amount of scholarships we have been able to provide to individuals and families. We have been able to provide more than 400 hours of counseling to participants through scholarship funding, as well as providing for several individuals to walk through in-patient treatment, which can cost more than $50,000 per participant. Moving in to 2020, we aim to increase our impact by expanding our therapist database, launching a new platform that uses the crowd-funding model to raise scholarship funds and cheer on program participants, and utilize social media influencers to increase our network. All of this combined will allow us the opportunity to increase the scholarship funding we have available for individuals.

External Reviews

Financials

GROW Restored Foundation

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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