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Positive Growth Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Counseling, Group Homes, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: To strengthen the lives of children, youth, adults, and families during difficult life transitions.

Target demographics: We help strengthen and reunify families and provide a place to call home for children and youth in need of out-of-home placement. We help those suffering from mental illness, abuse, trauma, substance abuse disorder, behavioral, and developmental needs of all ages.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 680 clients receive mental health and behavioral health outpatient services. Cared for 230 males between the ages of 12-21 in our residential program. Educated 89 students in out of school time programming. And served 247 refugee clients.

Geographic areas served: Positive Growth Inc. is a premier community-based mental health service agency and child/youth residential care program serving Georgia residents for over 20 years. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 accredited by the National Council on Accreditation (COA). We are dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, adults, and families during difficult life transitions by helping them improve coping skills, develop healthier relationships, and become productive in society.

Programs: Our Services Include... Individual, Family and Group Therapy School-Based Prevention Counseling Services Residential Care Home for Boys After-School Program for students K-12 Parenting Education Classes/Prevention Support Groups Mental/Behavioral Health Assessments Family Wrap-Around Services GED and Vocational/Job Readiness Skills Training Intensive Family Intervention Services Substance Abuse Assessment, Education and Treatment Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Day School/Mentoring Program Anger Management Classes Safe Care-Parenting Program Family Violence Intervention Program/Assessments Psychosexual Assessments/Parental Fitness Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Brief Therapy Outreach/Community Support Psychological/Psychiatric Assessments Referral and linkage services to other needed resources and programs Preventing disruption of out of home placement Services Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment (CCFA) Family Wrap-Around Services Day School/Mentoring Program Thinking for a Change / Aggression Replacement Group Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Intensive Outpatient Services Licensed Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Day Treatment Program

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

My team is awesome from my doctor, to my therapist, to my case manager. I love them all, they make me feel like a human being. I've been going to Positive Growth Since 2015 and I love it, it's making a change.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been receiving services from positive growth for over a year now and i am so happy with all the behavioral improvements in my child and myself. Through the help of the caring and nurturing therapists we are able to control my child's hyperactive behavior without the use of any medication. I love the staff of positive growth. The receptionist is alway very niceand polite when i visit the office.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoy the services. It has been very helpful to keep my moods stabilized.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really enjoy the program. It has really helped me out a lot. I have been in the program for over two years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for PGI.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Positive growth has been an asset in my life and has taught me many things.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Positive Growth has given good services to me and they have helped me out a lot.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff is good. I enjoy services and they help me with my problems.

Karel F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great staff very friendly. Love all the groups. I have grown so much since coming to the groups

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Positive Growth is a wonderful agency. Very helpful, diverse, and they service a wide range of populations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Positive growth has helped me grow immensely in so many ways. The staff is friendly and helpful and my counselor, Heather R., was the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Positive Growth helps me in alot of ways like counseling and rides to and from the center