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Growing Home, Inc.

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews 1,081

Nonprofit Issues:

Job Training, Environment, Economic Development

Address:

2732 N. Clark Ste. 310 Chicago IL 60614 USA

Mission:

While homelessness and poverty are the result of complex economic and social forces, one major cause is the lack of accessible jobs that pay a living wage. Growing Home, which began operating in 1998, has developed a unique approach to job training and the creation of employment opportunities that will lead to stable employment and help people ultimately find permanent housing.With the rising demand for organic products, Growing Home decided to establish an organic agriculture business, as a means for training homeless people and providing them with jobs.

Programs:

To serve our mission, Growing Home is committed to: --Developing innovative urban agriculture initiatives with economic development potential --Offering a transitional job program targeting individuals with multiple barriers to employment --Working in low-income communities --Creating green jobs and stimulating economic opportunity via an organic agriculture social enterprise

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I am a lifetime resident of Chicago. The work that Growing Home is doing is not only providing job training, but utilizing land that has been unused, and most importantly providing healthy, locally gown products to the community. I am able to purchase high quality produce from the Growing Home team on my weekly 'farmer's market' visits. The food is reliably good, and the folks operating the stand are really working hard to be the best operation.

The work of Growing Home is making a difference in our community.
Thank you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I buy GH products that are reliably 'green'.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the operation so they can serve more customers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked the amazing people at Growing Home for a few years now on their annual gala and I cannot say enough good things about them. Their model, farms, and training program are all amazing. Beyond that is their amazing group of talented, passionate and committed team members, staff, board, volunteers and friends. They are changing the world every day.

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working with them for the past two years and marveling at the work they do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with a whole lot of unrestricted funds

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