Here are a few words from
our Chairman & President
The Grand Experiment is a
501 (c) 3 Public Charity
committed to helping people
who are taking steps to
recover from the disease of
addiction to alcohol or
drugs.  We are dedicated to
helping these people focus
on accelerating a positive
self-image, self-sufficiency,
as well as re-integration into the
community.  Our mission is
to provide Housing,
referrals for Dental,
Vision, and Medical
services, Employment
referrals, and Counseling referrals.
Distribution of furniture and
household goods as well as
grow these services
throughout the
recovery/homeless
community of Lake County,
Illinois, Cook County, the City of
Chicago, and the
surrounding area.
Mission Statement
Robert A. Colson
President and Founder
We at The Grand Experiment Charities want to also express
our appreciation for the Community we live in and have our
business located in.  We are fortunate to be able to serve the
Cities of Waukegan and North Chicago, Illinois in community
involvement, future growth and enterprise.  We have been
located here for 12 years and have had a wonderful experience
so far.  Our neighbors have become accepting of who we are and
what we are trying to accomplish in helping others in need and
the administrations in both cities have been gracious and
supportive.  We cannot express how important these
communities have been in helping us develop as an organization
and would say to anyone who is interested in becoming a  
resident of either or open a business too, that from our
experience we would think that decision would be a good one.
About Us
T.G.E.C.I.
The Grand Experiment Charities, Inc.
Board of Directors

Robert A. Colson
Chairman
President & Founder

Laurence J Wolf Sr.
Vice-Chairman
Co Founder
Executive Vice-President
Director of Operations

Darnell Sitton
Corporate Secretary
Co Founder
Vice-President

Thaxter Hurd
Director
Head of Community
Developement

Mary Burchard
Director

Phillip S. Brookshire Sr.
Director



Staff

Bridget Patrick
Housing Program Manager

Joseph Wolf
Maintenance
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