Welcome to GRO Community!

Are you looking for services to assist your son with behavioral challenges in school?

Are you a DCFS Case Manage looking for high quality counseling services for boys and young men on your case load?

Are you a probation or parole office looking for mental health services for your male clients?

Are you a school teacher/counselor looking for services to assist your troubled male students?

If you answered yes, then GRO Community is what you have been looking for!

GRO Community specializes in individual and group therapy for school age, teenage, and adult males that have challenges with the following:

  • Anger

  • Oppositional/Defiance

  • Gang Involvement

  • Conduct Disorder

  • Depression

  • Exposure to Gun Violence

  • Inability to Stay Focused in Class

  • Frequent behavior challenges in school and home

Our Approach

GRO Community provide culturally relevant male counselors that are able to connect the most challenging clients. Additionally, GRO Community takes an innovative approach to providing counseling to our clients. We take our time in building strong relationships with our clients to build strong therapeutic alliance.


Meet Our Founder


Aaron Mallory is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of GRO Community. Aaron founded GRO Community to assist males, particularly males of color that are often misunderstood and outcasted within our society. Aaron has over ten years in the field, working with specifically African American males with diverse behavior challenges. Aaron has provided direct service work at UCAN within their transitional living shelter for young adult males, HRDI as a child and adolescent therapist, and Youth Advocate as an advocate. Aaron has served in leadership roles at HRDI as the Clinical Supervisor within the Child and Adolescent Department and Clinical Director at Heartland Alliance, READI initiative.

Aaron obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Aaron is also a licensed clinical social worker under the state of Illinois regulatory board.