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- The mission of Generations United is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.
- The vision of Generations United is a world that values and engages all generations.
- To learn more visit Generations United (gu.org)
AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through advocacy, service, and information to make things better for society and play a positive role in communities of all kinds. AARP supports and advocates for grandparents raising grandchildren.
There are many useful articles and reports for grandparents on their website, www.aarp.com
AARP has produced a guide for grandparents raising grandchildren:
- The link to A Grandparents guide to raising grandchildren is below: https://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-08-2011/grandfamilies-guide-getting-started.html
- To help you find the benefits you may be entitled to, click the link below
- Grandfamilies.org serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies both within and outside of the child welfare system.
- To view state fact sheets that are produced by Grandfamilies, visit the link below:
- To search for information related to laws impacting grandfamilies, visit the link below:
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- There are many helpful guides. One of which is dedicated to the specific needs of Grandparents who are raising their Grandchildren. For more information, click on the link below:
“We had our great nieces and great nephew for 6 months before realizing that there were many local resources and supports available – not because they were not shared with us – but because we were so focused on getting things together and trying to figure things out on our own. From support groups, holiday gift distributions, storefronts, clothing and equipment closets, we really could have benefited from these resources in many ways. They definetely would have made those 6 months less stressful.”