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WHAT Awards grants for the creation of programs for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents.
WHYTo provide support and respite for surrogate parents.
WHEREThe Brookdale Foundation, Glendale Foundation, and Ramapo Trust.
Endowed by the Schwartz family.
New York, NY, USA.

Program Description

Services are mainly for grandparents or other relative caregivers caring for children outside of the foster care system.

The "Relatives As Parents" Program conducts the "National Orientation and Training Conference" and provides an annual newsletter, conference calls and webchats to facilitate opportunities for networking and information exchange.

The "Relatives As Parents" Program provided support for the establishment of the AARP Grandparent Information Center, which provides resources and information on issues confronted by grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and the professionals who assist them.

Find out more about the “Relatives as Parents” Program

Senior Programs
-More Grandparents as Parents Programs
-Elderly Caregiver Education and Training Programs
-Elderly Caregiver Support and Assistance Programs
-Caregiver Films and Documentaries

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