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WHATGenerations United provides support programs for grandparents raising grandchildren and advocates for grandfamilies by lobbying to make laws and policies more supportive of grandparents and children.
WHYTo provide support services and assistance to grandparents raising grandchildren and to provide grandchildren with equal opportunities.
WHEREGenerations United.
Across the USA.

Program Description

"Six and half million children across the country live in grandfamilies, families headed by grandparents and other relatives who share their homes with their grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and/or other related children."

In many grandfamilies, grandparents are the primary caregivers without the presence of parent.

Some of the challenges grandparents raising grandchildren may face include:

-Enrolling grandchildren in school and accessing education
-Getting consent for medical and mental health treatment
-Securing financial assistance and health insurance coverage
-Finding affordable housing suitable for the children

The National Center on Grandfamilies website has useful detailed information on help for grandparents related to Housing, Education, Health, Legal and Financial issues.

‘Generations United’ advocates for grandparents through supporting federal laws and initiatives designed to help grandfamilies such as:

-Child Welfare and Support
-Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
-Living Equitably Grandparents Aiding Children and Youth
-National Family Caregiver Support Program
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

In addition to “Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies,” Generations United also funds the ‘Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center’ which serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies and provides:

-A database of laws and legislation affecting grandfamilies
-Advocacy ideas
-Personal grandparent and grandfamily stories
-Helpful resources and publications
-Information on Adoption, Care And Custody, Education, Financial Assistance, Foster Care Licensing,  Fostering Connections, Housing, Kinship Navigator Programs, Medical, National Family Caregiver Support Program, Notification Of Relatives, and Subsidized Guardianship.

The Center is a collaboration between the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law and Generations United.




Find out more about the “Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies” Programs

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