Grove Collaborative Services enjoys working in the community and finds it necessary to continue the success of the organization. Participants will be required to spend a few hours a month giving back to the community in whatever area in which they are comfortable.
GCS has volunteered with the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, Helping Kids Teens America, Faithfully Working Hands Inc. and Teens with a Purpose. We always welcome new opportunities to volunteer in the Tidewater Region.
young adult housing initiative
Grove Collaborative Services welcomes young adults, ages 18-21, in Hampton Roads who have aged out of foster care. Participants are required to fill out a housing application and participate in an interview and background check. Our homes are safe and affordable. When you exit the housing program, not only will you have an understanding of how to manage a household, you will have skills to live your version of a successful life.
financial literacy program
In partnership with local banks and financial advisors, Grove Collaborative Services offers financial literacy classes. Classes have a minimum attendance requirement and are mandatory to remain in housing. You will learn how to manage your money, create a budget, save for the future, tenets of business/entrepreneurship and ways to increase your income.
Setting goals in life is a way to achieve success. Here at GCS, we will equip you with the tools you need to properly set goals, work towards achieving them, build a resume, dress for success, prepare well-balanced meals, maintain a hygienic home environment and live in harmony with others. We use the Casey Life Skills Assessment along with your input to pinpoint areas of need and teach you how to achieve life skills necessary for success.
Grove Collaborative Services will assist you with post-secondary goals, including but not limited to, college tours, application assistance, FAFSA forms, communication with your high school, graduation preparation, etc.
If college isn't for you, we understand. Grove Collaborative Services will assist you in attaining a trade. We partner with numerous work sources to offer HVAC, Plumbing, Trucking, Shipyard training and employment opportunities.