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Experience Grove

Support groups through virtual reality. No matter the topic, there's a group for you. Start creating your community on Grove.

Our Mission: To bring community and mental well-being to all

At Grove, we believe that virtual reality is a deeply social experience and has the potential to connect people all over the world. With Grove, you can create, find, and join virtual reality support groups from the comfort of your home. This allows you to find the right group quicker, remain anonymous, and eliminate the need for transportation. At Grove, we hope that by creating a safe and communal environment, groups will be able to overcome their past traumas and experiences to enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Our Dream

Unfortunately, mental health issues are very common across the globe. In the US alone, 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness. While there are many options available to help people overcome mental health issues, they can often have barriers associated with them such as cost, scarcity, stigma, transportation, etc. Our dream is to create a platform that removes these barriers and allows anyone, anywhere to receive the support they need.

 

Grove is focused on creating a free platform that allows users to connect in small groups around similar topics using a virtual reality headset. We believe that a powerful driver in overcoming a mental illness can be simply realizing that you are not alone; something that our small groups can provide. By bringing people together in a virtual space, we hope that we can preserve many of the benefits of in-person interaction while improving cost, convenience, and privacy.

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Our Values

Community

We will create a supportive environment that brings people together in a natural, communal way

Privacy

We will create a platform that allows you to seek help and support while maintaining complete privacy

Convenience

We will create a product that is easily accessible to anyone that wants it

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

Helen Keller

How It Works

Download Grove

In an Oculus VR headset, go to the Oculus store and download Grove. Once downloaded you can make an account using an email and password.

Find a Group

In the app, you can search through all the groups to see when they meet and what topic they focus on. Once you find a group for you, submit a request to join.

Join the Group

Log into the app during the scheduled meeting time and join your new group. In the meeting you will see all your fellow group members and can begin healing.

Team Members

Dom Valles

Dom Valles

Dom is our founder and lead developer. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he has spent years working with and designing VR applications. To date, he has created 30+ professional and personal games/experiences. After leading the VR team at the Home Depot Innovation Lab, working at Schell Games, creating an AR surgical application, and teaching courses about VR development in Atlanta, Dom decided to found Grove.

Contact Grove VR

The task that we are taking on is by no means an easy one and we can't do it alone. If you ever think you'd like to lend a helping hand, provide feedback, or just stay up to date, please let us know.