Gaining Respect and Opportunity with Teaching and Hope (GROWTH)

GROWTH (Gaining Respect & Opportunities with Teaching and Hope) CPS (Community Participation Supports) provides each participant with the opportunity to achieve their personally identified goals for community participation in a variety of integrated locations. The program is non-facility based and provides 100% community-based supports. It assists participants in exploring and cultivating their interests, with the aim of establishing and sustaining natural support networks. Community Participation Supports offer an alternative to traditional day programs and can also serve as a pre-vocational path leading to employment.

GROWTH places no restrictions on the number of individuals it serves, allowing for limitless expansion. Based in Nazareth, PA, GROWTH presently serves Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Northampton, and Lehigh counties.

What sets us apart from other CPS providers is our exclusive focus on community-based services. Our CPS program creates a direct route to competitive employment, facilitated by ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators)-certified employment specialists at GROWTH.

Ultimately, GROWTH aims to extend its reach to counties with significant underserved communities, ensuring access to these essential services.

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Program Start Year

  • 2011

Program Website URL


  • Abby Giaquinto, Director

Contact Information

  • phone 484-298-1333
  • fax 484-298-1339
  • email [email protected]
  • location 630 Municipal Drive, Suite 410
    Nazareth, PA 18064