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The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.
(Good information for all states)
High Desert Relative
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 -
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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,
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.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamonds in the Ruff Children's Society -- Respite and
Crisis Care Services - Chicago, IL
Illinois Department on Aging -- Grandparents Raising
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
Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors
Circuit Court of Cook
69 West Washington Street, Room 1020
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Aging Care Connections, 111 W Harris, La Grange, IL (708)
- 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.
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.
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)
Macomb County, Michigan - Grandparents Raising
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
- 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
Kinship Caregivers Association --A website with much
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
- Foster Kinship: Non-profit agency in Nevada that serves kinship caregivers
Child and Family Resources - a private, non-profit
organization that creates and delivers programs and
services for the community that support the development of
children and strengthen families.
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NJ - Resources for grandparents raising grandchildren & relative caregivers in NJ. Answers to your kinship care questions from Foster and Adoptive Family Services, the voice of foster, adoptive and kinship families in New Jersey.
- New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program
- New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations: New Jersey's Family Support Organizations are family-led, community-based, non-profit agencies whose mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.
- NJ Children's System of Care: Behavioral Health Solutions that are member and family focused.
Grandparents Village: Support Group in Bangor, PA.. Contact Melody Herb at 610-588-0178 or email email@example.com
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
Support Services- A program of Community Action of Laramie
200 West 17th Street, Suite 210
Cheyenne, WY 82001 ~ Phone: 307-635-929 ~ Support groups in Cheyenne and Laramie. Contact Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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