Goodness Grows

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.

North Lima, OH   |  https://www.goodnessgrows4all.org/

Mission

Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. Goodness Grows uses horticulture and related activities to facilitate positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or health needs that could benefit from social or therapeutic gardening.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Mrs Kathryn Kromer

Main address

2310 W South Range Rd

North Lima, OH 44452 USA

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EIN

74-3224321

NTEE code info

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Vocational Habilitation

Goodness Grows is licensed through the state of Ohio as a Department of Developmental Disabilities service provider. We are a site that provides daily programming - vocational habilitation - for adults with disabilities. This means we provide training in a wide array of life skills.
​Our clients spend their time here learning how to cook, bake, do laundry, clean, take care of gardens, and much more.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Young adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve students and adults with disabilities. We are a site that provides daily programming - vocational habilitation - for adults with disabilities. When we are not in a pandemic, local classrooms come here as a job site or to volunteer, mission groups and community groups also come for volunteer opportunities and to learn about small farming practices.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We implemented morning meetings so that our clients could have a dedicated time to make suggestions and express opinions.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has given our clients and particpants a greater stake and feeling of ownership in our program.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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Goodness Grows

Board of directors
as of 3/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Kathryn Kromer

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