What can the Kinship Care Program do for you?
Support Services for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The number of grandparents raising Grandchildren is increasing every day, regardless of income, background, or race. Grandparents who take on this responsibility often need help meeting the needs of their grandchildren for their legal, financial, medical, educational, and emotional issues that come with this new role.
The Kinship Program Can Assist if you are a grandparent who has become the primary caregiver for your grandchild and help is available.
Grands Who Care
Photo Provided By: Gloria Sanford
Kinship Care Program Coordinator
Kinship Care..... Grands Who Care
You Are Not Alone
There are Education and Support Programs for relatives as Parents:
- Opportunities to meet other relatives as parents.
- Taking care of yourself; Psychological and Emotional Issues
- Forums to update your knowledge about learning disabilities, parenting practices, talking with your child about drug abuse
- Participants share ideas and frustrations of their care giving responsibilities; exchange information, gain skills and confidence in the work of raising grandchildren
- Meetings are held in safe and caring environment
All information shared in support groups is confidential. Topics for these meetings are based on client's concerns and needs. Guest speakers are invited to address and share their expertise. For upcoming meeting dates and locations see the Events & Opportunities page.
The Kinship Care Program provides assistance with the following issues:
- Accessing community resources
- Parenting skills
- Grandparents' rights and other legal issues
- Financial issues
- Medical Care / Insurance
- Nutrition and the family
- Stress Management
- Working with school system
To inquire about the Kinship Care Program or register contact:
Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging
Gloria Sanford, Kinship Care Specialist