Grandparents & Kinship Caregivers
Are you raising your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings or other relatives under the age of 18?
Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census, over 4.9 million children in the United States are being raised in grandparent headed households? Other kinship caregivers are caring for an additional 1.9 million children nationwide.
Whether the absence of a parent is due to illness, incarceration, neglect, child abuse, military leave or some other reason; kinship caregivers have their own special set of problems and responsibilities. The issues of education, healthcare and economic hardship are just a few.
With information and support many obstacles can be conquered or avoided altogether.