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Alaska

Arizona

California

  • 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

Colorado

  • 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

Delaware

Florida

  • Kinship Care Family Resources: Support groups in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and New Port Richey in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, FL. Phone (727) 298-2626, email jwillsie@family-resources.org

  • Grandparent Caregiver Program  -- with the Area Agency on Aging in Pasco and Pinellas County, Florida

  • Children's Bereavement Center  -- Helping Children grieve and heal in a supportive caring environment (South Florida).

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida

  • South Daytona, FL - Support Program for Grandparents raising grandchildren, sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church, (386)767-6542.

  • GRandS Program / Grandfamily Resilience and Sustainability Program. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Palm Beach County, FL 561-233-1742

  • The Children's Home, Inc. a 501c3 non profit agency. We offer info and referral, navigation, case management, support groups, advocacy, training for kinship families, and community providers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties.

Georgia

  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences  -- University of Georgia - Informative publications in PDF file - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren series.

  • Legacy Link for Kinship Care: Area Agency on Aging - Gainesville, GA
  • Help for Grandparents - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Centerville Community Center - A program for grandparents raising grandchildren. Phone # 770-985-4713

  • 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

Idaho

Illinois

  • 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
    E-mail:
    Christy.Beighe-Byrne@chicagoyouthcenters.org

  • 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.

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • 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 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.

Michigan

  • 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.

  • Macomb County, Michigan - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

  • MSU Extension/Kalamazoo County, MI, MSUE PROGRAMS - Second Time Around Kinship Care Program

  • 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

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association --A website with much good information

  • Raising Relatives Children - A Guide for Your Journey is an online resource directory intended for everyone, but especially for Minnesota residents interested in insuring that children are raised in the safe homes of family members.

  • Raising Relative's Children
    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
    2400 Park Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404 - 612-879-5328 - Connie.booth@lssmn.org

Montana

Nevada

  • Foster Kinship: Non-profit agency in Nevada that serves kinship caregivers

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

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

Ohio

e Pennsylvania

  • 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

Tennessee

  • TennHelp - Provides contact information for agencies that provide help to relative caregivers.

Texas

Utah

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

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Kinship Support Services- A program of Community Action of Laramie County
    200 West 17th Street, Suite 210
    Cheyenne, WY 82001 ~ Phone: 307-635-929 ~ 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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