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"GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN RESPITE" PROGRAM

WHATOffers relief to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren by arranging children's activities and care.
WHYTo support the increase in grandparents parenting second and third generation children due to a parent in prison, substance abuse, AIDS, abuse, abandonment, teen pregnancy, death, divorce, and unemployment.
WHERE City of Chicago Family & Support Services.
Chicago, IL USA.


Program Description

The "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Respite" Program organizes activities such as:

-After school programs
-Summer day camp
-Educational programs
-Recreational or athletic programs
-Special events for grandparents like yoga or massage therapy

Grandparent-headed households can be challenged by issues which can make it difficult to raise grandchildren such as:

-Age
-Isolation
-Poor health
-Fixed income
-Education deficiencies
-Lack of transportation
-Inadequate housing

The "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Respite" Program promotes family cohesiveness & community stability by providing grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren with information, education, and supportive services.
source:cityofchicago.org


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