Project GROWS Founding and Current Partners

Project GROWS is a collaborative effort supported by the following nine agencies and organizations.

Augusta Health
The mission of Augusta Health is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. The Community Outreach Department supports this mission by increasing awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and their relationship to chronic diseases.
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
An award-winning, non-profit, hunger-relief organization serving 25 counties and nine cities in Central and Western Virginia with its Headquarters in Verona. An affiliate of Feeding America, the national food bank association, which last year distributed more than 18 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 14 million meals for the hungry.
Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County
The purpose of the Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.
  The Spencer Center of Mary Baldwin College
The Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement provides a central location for collaboration and information on community involvement and international experiences, within the Mary Baldwin College campus.
  Head Start
Head Start program services strive to enhance children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development both at school and at home. Head Start also provides comprehensive health, mental health, and nutritional services to children and their families.
  Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth
A regional local government office providing services and programming in the areas of Family Services, Employment Training, Supplemental Education, Juvenile Crime Control, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Gang Prevention, and Substance Abuse Prevention.
  Shenandoah Valley Social Services
SVSS serves the County of Augusta and Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, providing services and benefit programs that promote self-reliance and protection of citizens through community-based services.
  Valley Community Services Board
A mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse health care provider serving the citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland counties. VCSB partners with other community agencies and families to address the needs of each individual.
 AMSlogo2 Virginia Cooperative Extension
An educational outreach program of Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. “Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives.”

Supporters

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Augusta Health’s Community Outreach

Allegheny Mountain School