Here is our home and faces of GROW.

Home is the foundation of a flourishing life.

Our Mission

To rescue at-risk children, restore their broken lives, and equip them to impact their families and communities.

Sumitra (Faa) Choemue

Co-Founder and Country Director

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GROW (Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide) was founded when a young Akha hill tribe lady named Sumitra “Faa” Choemue decided to allow God to use her story. Her dream was to impact and change the future for children and families who experience abuse like she did.

From her pain to healing, her love for Jesus, and her supernatural love for children, GROW was born. GROW: a place where at-risk children are rescued, their broken lives restored, and where they are equipped to impact their families and communities.

Many children in SE Asia are in constant danger of abuse and neglect. It is estimated somewhere between 500,000 and 800,000 children are already caught in the child trafficking industry in Thailand. We believe the best way to stop child trafficking is prevention. That’s why GROW works in the communities that are most at risk. The children GROW rescues from abusive situations—which often lead to child slavery or sex-trafficking—do not qualify for other children’s homes. We literally take the children nobody else wants.

Thank God for the vision and dedication of Faa and her staff. Through her capable and Christ-like leadership, our children are safe, and their futures look bright. However, the task is immense: there are so many children that need to be rescued. GROW, with your help, can meet these needs. We invite you to join the GROW family by supporting this mission with your prayers and gifts. Be a part of changing lives, families, and generations to come.

Jeana Harley

For the Children,

Jeana Harley

U.S. Executive Director

jharley@grow-worldwide.com

(330.465.9617)

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Our Action Plan

Heal-Equip-Restore
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Heal

Children come to us without having basic needs met. Lack of shelter, food, clean water, and medical care put children at risk of being sold. It also makes ill the body, mind, soul, and spirit of a child. GROW works to heal the whole child by nurturing them inside the love of a family. Through our indigenous staff, we provide for their physical needs with healthy food grown on our campus, clean clothes, a real bed, quality medical care, physical exercise, clean water and more. We teach them how to protect themselves.  We heal the mind through Bible-based counseling and healthy relationships. Healing of the soul and spirit comes through the teaching and the realization that Jesus loves them and has a hope and a plan for their future.

Restore

GROW teaches children how to have healthy relationships within a family setting. On our campus, children learn how to relate to others in a healthy manner. Restoration happens through healing and forgiveness, so GROW includes the families of each child in its efforts to heal and restore. Children have the best chance when their families can be reunited.  Therefore, relationships are built with the families, and family training is extended to those who are willing. As situations improve, children can visit their families. Many of our children and their families reach a place where complete restoration happens, and they are reunited.

Equip

When a child moves on from GROW, whether that be through family reunification or from completing their educational aspirations, GROW works with each child to be equipped with both life skills and trade skills they can use to support themselves as adults. Currently we offer on-campus training opportunities in woodworking, agriculture, baking, barber/salon skills, store management, and in the future, hospitality and management. We have students in both vocational and university-level education off campus. It is our desire to see them equipped to impact their futures, families, and communities.

HOMES NEEDED FOR GIRLS

Additional Homes are needed for girls.

Our campus and our hearts have room for more children.

New girls’ home design will be similar to the boy’s home that in under construction.

Plan

3D View

Girl Dorm concept

Conceptual Rendering of Future Girl’s Home

Building Section View 1.0
Building Section View 2.0
Roof Plan
Elevation

BOY’S HOME

Under construction photos

Boys Home Peak
Boy_s home 2 construction Jan 2023 5_EDIT
Cement Making
Home 2
Construction Marach
Boys Home March 23

Thank you for supporting a new girl's home.
Your donation will be matched up to $34,000!


Other Ways to give

ACH

Prefer to donate by automatic transfer?  Download the ACH authorization form, complete it, and mail it to us.  It is quick and easy.

PayPal

Paying by credit and debit card is a great way to give recurring donations. Complete the form to the left. If you prefer PayPal, follow this PayPal link.

Paper Check

To donate by paper check, mail it to:
GROW
P.O. Box 1862
Wooster, OH 44691

Note: Anotate on the ACH form, check, or PayPal memo with Girl’s Dorm Appeal.

Thank you for supporting a new girl's home.

Your Donation will be Doubled!


Other Ways to give

ACH

Prefer to donate by automatic transfer?  Download the ACH authorization form, complete it, and mail it to us.  It is quick and easy.

PayPal

Paying by credit and debit card is a great way to give recurring donations. Complete the form to the left. If you prefer PayPal, follow this PayPal link.

Paper Check

To donate by paper check, mail it to:
GROW
P.O. Box 1862
Wooster, OH 44691

Note: Anotate on the ACH form, check, or PayPal memo with Girl’s Dorm Appeal.

				
					
				
			
				
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Thank you for Supporting GROW's land expansion.

This land expansion has been fully funded. 
Thank you to everyone that gave!