About Growth Works
Growth Works has a long, rich history of providing youth and family support and addiction counseling in Wayne County. Initially, Growth Works was founded in 1971 as a youth drop-in center to provide a place for local community children to be active in a safe environment. Providing such a space was an attempt to keep the local children engaged in positive activities, thus reducing the likelihood of substance abuse and delinquency. While the effort was successful, Growth Works founders knew that more could be done for youth and family support.
Growth Works began formalizing its counseling programs to address delinquent and chemically dependent youth. Treatments focused on addressing the root causes of chemical dependency and often included parental engagement. Again, the youth and family counseling programs showed great success; however, greater needs began to arise.
Case management services for adjudicated youth became a part of Growth Works expanding community support in the 1990s. Making a name for itself as a premier provider of social services for youth and families, Growth Works again took the initiative to support Wayne County and the surrounding communities in the early 2000s. Growth Works adopted a full menu of youth and family counseling and support services, maintaining innovative programs to help address growing concerns about substance abuse, chemical dependency, and family issues in the courts.