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  • High Desert Relative Caregivers
    Victorville United Methodist Church - 15150 La Paz Drive, Victorville , CA. 92395
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00p.m. Contact Kathy Brown - bkb1118@verizon.net
    (760) 245-7902

  • KINCARES Grandparent/Kinship Care Support Group: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., second Wednesday, Luis OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares, Old Orcutt, California. Info: (805) 452-2896

  • 211 San Diego Grandparents and Caregivers


  • Kinship Connection for Kids - Montrose - Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center has a support group for grandparents and other relatives who care for children For more info call. 970-252-3235.

  • Larimer County, Colorado  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

  • Colorado State University Extension Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: There is a list of support groups for the following counties in CO, Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Clear Creek, Crowley, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Montrose, Otero, Pueblo, and Weld County.

  • Grandparents Resource Center in Denver Colorado

  • Colorado legal information about guardianship and allocation of parental rights (pdf file) for grandparents raising grandchildren




  • Legacy Link for Kinship Care: Area Agency on Aging - Gainesville, GA
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Program through Mercy Senior Care in Rome, Georgia called Grands Who Care - Email jkimple@sjha.org or call 706-291-8496

  • Grandparents and Kin Raising Children (GKRC) serving Fayette County, GA. Services include: case management, information/referral, and support group. Contact Betty Davis. (770) 487-9802 or email: grandbb1@comcast.net



  • Diamonds in the Ruff Children's Society -- Respite and Crisis Care Services - Chicago, IL

  • Illinois Department on Aging -- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

  • North Shore Senior Center Evanston/Skokie Valley, IL Senior Services sponsors a support group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 847-864-3721

  • Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan Illinois - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (and other relatives as well) support group, every 2nd Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30. All Grandparents and Children Welcome * Call 847-244-9242 for Information

  • Chicago Youth Centers invests in youth in underserved Chicago neighborhoods to help them discover and realize their full potential.
    Making Mentoring Meaningful
    3947 South Michigan
    Chicago, Illinois 60653
    Director of Mentor and Volunteer Services:
    Mrs. Christy Beighe-Byrne

  • Grandparents As Caregivers, a program sponsored by Children's Home+Aid, in Schaumburg and Niles, Illinois. Free child care is available for support groups with a 24-hour notice. Meetings are monthly. Call Linda, (847) 640-9590.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren by Community Care Systems, 10 a.m., second Friday activity room, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill.; (217) 286-2535.
  • Assistance with << seeking guardianship of grandchildren in the Chicago, IL area.
    Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors 
    Circuit Court of Cook County
    69 West Washington Street, Room 1020
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    (312) 603-0135
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
    Aging Care Connections, 111 W Harris, La Grange, IL (708) 354-1323
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group - Summit Public meets from 10-11:30 a.m. the last Thursday of the month. (708) 354-1323, Ext. 28.




  • Casey County, KY - Casey APAC (Alternative Parent Action Council) will meet the first Monday of each month at Casey County Public Library, Community Room. If you are raising children that are not living with their biological parents (Grandparents, other relatives, foster parents, etc.), make plans to attend! Activities for children will be available for children during this meeting. For more information, please email APAC@caseykyschools.onmicrosoft.com




  • MSPCC - Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, KINnections Program for grandparents and relatives raising children in the Boston area. Contact Anna, Program Coordinator. 617-983-5847.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Massachusetts.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Harmony The North Suburban Family Network, in collaboration with the Melrose, Stoneham and Wakefield Councils on Aging, and supported by community donations, offers a support group for grandparents and grandchildren.   The program meets from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. The two- hour sessions offer support and speakers on subjects chosen by the participants.  You are not alone. Come meet other grandparents who are actively raising their grandchildren. Please call the office at 781-662-2722 for more information or to register.


  • Adrian, Michigan - Relatives as Parents, which meets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Piotter Center. For information, call founder Sharon Guild at  (517) 592-8742.

  • The Kinship Care Resource Center is a non-profit statewide organization through the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. This website provides a list of Grandparent support groups throughout Michigan.

  • Hackley Community Care Center program for grandparents raising grandchildren residing in Oceana, Ottawa and Muskegon counties. Contact Cindi Will 231-733-6669.

  • Grandparents As Parents program of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw. For information please call the Older Adult Services unit of Catholic Social Services for more information, at 734-712-3625.

  • U.P. Kids - Caring for Children, Building brighter futures - Providing a variety of family services. Sault Ste. Marie MI www.upkids.com

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Western Michigan University

  • OLHSA, A Community Action Agency– Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Contact: Lisa Grodsky Lisag@olhsa.org  248.209.2622.

  • River Rouge, MI: Caregiver Cafe - Walter White Community Resource Center, Parenting Room, 550 Eaton Street, River Rouge, MI 48209. 3rd Thursday each month, 9:30 - 11:00 am. Contact # 734-624-7366.

  • Southgate, MI: Caregiver Cafe - Southgate Community Resource Center, Northpoint Elementary Room 17, 18635 Bowie Street, Southgate, MI 48195. 4th Wednesday of each month, 9:30 - 11:00 am. Contact # 734-624-7366


  • Kinship Family Support Services
    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
    2400 Park Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    877-917-4640 toll free

  • Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers support group in Mankato, MN (southern Minnesota)
    When: 2nd Thursday of each month (check first to make sure date has not changed).
    Where: New Creation Church in Mankato on Hwy 169 across from Perkins
    Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
    What: Speakers available providing helpful information to grandparents, meals provided, and child care provided. Please RSVP or for more information email Kelijo at Kebobw@hickorytech.net




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  • Wilson County - The Kinship Care Community Group, contact the kinship care social worker at 252- 206-4124

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Craven County, NC support group for grandparents who have full responsibility for raising grandchildren.
    • Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at the George Street Senior Center; childcare provided; dinner served at 5:30 PM, group starts at 6 PM, and
    • 4th Tuesday of each month at Missionary Baptist Church, 110 North Main Street, Cove City, Craven County, NC from 6-8 PM.
    • Contact Cathy Campbell at (252) 638-8143 for more information.
    • No charge



  • Grandparents Village: Support Group in Bangor, PA.. Contact Melody Herb at 610-588-0178 or email mherb@epix.net

  • Mercy Center on Aging, Inc. Erie, PA has a program for grandparents raising grandchildren




Children's Service Society of Utah - Grandfamilies Relative as Parents Program





  • Kinship Support Services- A program of Community Action of Laramie County
    211 West 19th Street
    Cheyenne, WY 82001 ~ Phone: 307-635-9291 ~ Support groups in Cheyenne and Laramie. Contact Dianne at dianne@calc.ent

  • Support group in Douglas Wyoming meets 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm on Erwin St. Contact person is Cathy Spence 358-6302 or 358-3901, email cathyspence@wcfd.info


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