GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS RESOURCES
                   
METRO DETROIT AND DETROIT


Grandparents As Caregivers                          
Adult Well-Being Services
1423 Field Avenue
Detroit MI  48214
Phone: 313-925-1135 
AND
7737 Kercheval   Room 115
Detroit MI  48214
Phone:  313-925-1135
Website:  www.awbs.org
AND
Elder Law Center
Phone:  313-937-8291
Legal Assistance on Guardianship, visitation, foster care/adoption, school enrollment, Medicaid/Medicare, public benefits, special needs trusts and life planning.  



Creative GrandParenting
Oakwood Hospital                             
18101 Oakwood Blvd.           
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-593-7694
Website:  www.oakwood.org 
Designed to include grandparents in the childbirth process 
and to update them as well on safety recommendations.  


Grandparents Rights
Phone: 248-646-7191


4C                        
(Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County, Inc.)
2151 E. Jefferson,   Suite 250
Detroit MI  48207
Phone:  313-259-4411   OR   800-722-6345
TTY:  1-313-259-0076       V/TTY:  1-800-649-3777
Email:  detroitwayne4c@aol.com
Website:  www.detroitwaynecounty4c.org 
Central resource for information and referral concerning children/youth/family 
needs and issues along with community resources.  Child development, education 
and training for anyone working with children and youth, child abuse and neglect prevention education, consultation and technical assistance, family support services, lending library,  Emergency Child Care Assistance Fund (ECCAF) for families in crisis.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Neighborhood Services
Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center
9641 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI  48213
Phone:  313-923-5050 
AND
11825 Dexter
Detroit MI  48207
Phone:  313-933-2503
Website:  www.nso-mi.org
Grandparents Untied:  Intergenerational Developmental Education (GUIDE) is a unique program for grandparents facing the unexpected challenge of raising their grandchildren. Services include:specialized respite services, advocacy, recreation & retreat, weekly support meetings, family life education, cultural events & activities, human service resources, legal services, and transportation.
Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) serves low-income at-risk families with four and five year old children in the City of Detroit includes home visits, group meetings, field trips, and support services. 


The Guidance Center
Family Resource Center / Aquinas Building 
15601 Northline
Southgate MI  48195
Phone: 734-785-7705  ext. 7541  Rana Smith 
Website:  www.guidance-center.org
This group gives grandparents the opportunity to talk with other grandparents 
in situations similar to their own and the chance to discuss any challenges they 
may be facing.  



LENAWEE COUNTY

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren / Relatives As Parents
Piotter Center
327 Erie Street
Adrian MI  49221
Phone: 517-264-5280  Dept. on Aging
     OR    517-414-8155  Sharon Guild
Email:  sguild@lenaweeseniors.org
Website:  www.lenaweeseniors.org 
The group is open to anyone raising someone else's children, not just grandparents. Meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday.  



MACOMB COUNTY




MONROE COUNTY

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Caring Alternatives
2092 S. Custer
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-242-8711 
AND
7400 Lewis
Temperance  MI  48182
Phone:  734-847-4986
Email:  questions@caringalternatives.com
Website:  www.caringalternatives.com
Grandparents 60 and older will receive resource information, individual support 
and the extra help needed to transition back into parenting.  The program is funded 
in part by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.




OAKLAND COUNTY

Grandparents/Acting Parents Support Group  (GAP)
Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency
196 Ceasar E. Chavez   
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2652
Website:  www.olhsa.org





WASHTENAW COUNTY

CSS Grandparents As Parents   (GAP)
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734-712-3625
AND
Grandparents As Parents (GAP)
22048 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA  91303
Website:  www.grandparentsasparents.com



        CHECK UNDER "FREE MEDICAL TESTS, SERVICES AND TREATMENTS" FOR 
        FREE PARENTING CLASSES AND FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ALSO 
                        UNDER "PARENTING RESOURCES" FOR EVEN MORE HELP!









RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS!

Many national, state, and local organizations can help you find the information 
you need about kinship care.  Below is a list:


Generations United
1333 H St. NW, Suite 500W,
Washington DC  10005
Phone: 202-289-3979
Email:  gu@gu.org
Website:  www.gu.org
Forges bonds between different generations.



The Children's Defense Fund
25 E. St. NW
Washington DC  20001
Phone: 202-628-8787
Email:  cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org
Website: www.childrensdefense.org
Particular emphasis on poor, minority, and disabled children



The Brookdale Foundation
950 Third Ave.  19th Floor
NYC, NY  10022
Phone: 212-308-7355
Email:  vcb@brookdalefoundation.org
Website:  www.brookdalefoundation.org
The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) provides services 
for grandparents and other caregivers.



American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)  
Grandparents Information Center (GIC)
601 E. St., NW
Washington DC  20049
Phone:  202-434-2296
Email:  gic@aarp.org
Website: www.aarp.org/grandparents
Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role; answers questions.  
Membership in AARP not required; Spanish available.



The National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
School of Social Welfare HSC, 1.2, Rm.093
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY  11794-8231
Email: bcastellano@grandparentsforchildren.org
Website:  www.grandparentsforchildren.org
The largest grandparent organization in the U.S., providing legal 
research and a toll-free helpline staffed by volunteers.



The Child Welfare League of America  (CWLA)
50 F St. NW,
Washington DC  20001-2085
Phone:  202-638-2952
Website:  www.cwla.org



The Children of Alcoholics Foundation (COAF)
164 W. 74th Street
NY, NY  10023
Phone: 212-595-5810 ext. 7860
Email:  coaf@phoenixhouse.org
Website:  www.coaf.org/
An affiliate of Phoenix House; offers assistance on kinship care



KidsPeace
Phone: 800-25-PEACE
Website: www.kidspeace.org
Helping America's kids overcome 
the kinds of crises that can strike any child like depression, traumas, 
and family problems. 



The American Bar Association (800-285-2221) provides an excellent 
"Consumer's Guide to Legal Help" website for every state:  www.abanet.org, 
click "find legal help," then click on your state!


Provision of legal advice, representation and counseling on issues such as guardianship, 
power of attorney, age discrimination, entitlements, etc. to older adults and caregivers.  
No fee-generating or criminal cases are handled.  Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan Elder Law & Advocacy Center.  Phone: 313-937-8291

Also. please check under "Legal Resources" on THIS website for many FREE and 
Low-Cost Resources you can utilize!


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Websites especially helpful for grandparents whose sons and daughters are actively serving in the military (suggested by Military One Source  1-800-342-9647)   
Please see "Services for Active-Duty Military Personnel and their Families" page 
for even more resources!



http://www.mfri.purdue.edu/pages/military/deployment_support.html
This page is from The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.  
It provides a list of deployment support resources for military personnel and spouses.  



http://www.nmfa.org/
The National Military Family Association is a national organization that offers comprehensive information and support resources to members of all branches 
of the military and their families.



http://www.silentwarriors.net/
Silent Warriors is a website for military families from all branches of service, 
active duty to retirees.  They offer information on aspects of being a military 
family as well as online message boards to communicate with people around 
the world.



Help for Grandparents Raising Orphans of War
Website:  
www.aarp.org/family/caregiving/articles/iraq_vets_benefits_change.html?print=1
Grandparents and other relatives caring for the children of deployed soldiers 
got some needed financial security July 1st, 2008 when the U.S. Military will allow 
soldiers to earmark a one-time, $100,000 payment (previously only 50%) to non-
spousal caregivers in the event they are killed while serving the country. Upon 
the death of active-duty military personnel, the Dept. of Defense provides families 
with the tax-exempt death gratuity.  But the new change ONLY applies to soldiers 
who proactively name or switch their preferred beneficiaries on the military's DD93, 
or Record of Emergency Data Form.  The old rules still apply to those failing to update beneficiary designations.




MORE RESOURCES JUST FOR GRANDPARENTS!


GrandFamilies of America
National Office:  
6525 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Thurmont, MD  21788
Phone:  301-358-3911
Email: owenspat@aol.com
Website:  www.grandfamiliesofamerica.org
The only grandparent organization in the U.S. administered  totally by relatives 
caring for their relative children 24/7.  The only grandparent organization staffed 
by a full-time attorney.  Established networking relationships with national associates working in the same field.  



Mooseheart Child City & School
240 James J. Davis Dr.
Mooseheart, IL  60539
Phone:  630-906-3631  OR   888-755-2680
Email:  KRife@mooseheart.org
Website:  www.mooseheart.org
Provides an alternative placement option to grandparents who need a temporary 
residence for the children in their care due to health or other reasons.



Florida Kinship Center (FKC)
Florida Kinship Center at USF School of Social Work
4202 E. Fowler Ave., MGY 132
Tampa, FL  33620
Phone:  813-974-1328   OR  800-640-6444 (Florida only)
Email:  kinfo@flkin.org
Website:  www.flkin.usf.edu
While FKC is not a national organization, it offers comprehensive resources.



Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting (LAPP)
3182 Campus Drive  Suite 175
San Mateo CA  94403
Phone:  650-712-1442
Website:  www.lapponline.org
Provides self-help legal information, training, and referrals for foster parents, kinship caregivers and pre-adoptive families of children in foster care in California.



Center for Child and Family Programs (CCFP)
Institute for the Study of Chilodren, Families, and Communities/CCFP
203 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-487-0372
Website:  www.iscfc.emich.edu/
Shapes local, state, and national child/family policies; conducts research, demonstrates new models of service, develops training curricula and develops policy recommendations.



Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau/ACYF
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Eighth Floor
Washington DC  20024
Phone:  703-385-7565  OR  800-394-3366
Email:  info@childwelfare.gov
Website:  www.childwelfare.gov
Connects professionals and the general public to resources for children and families.



Center for Family Connections (CFFC)
350 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA  02141
Phone:  617-547-0909  OR  800-KINNECT
Email:  cffc@kinnect.org
Website:  www.kinnect.org
Provides services for individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care, 
kinship and guardianship.  



National Committe of Grandparents for Children's Rights (NCGCR)
Helpline:  888-659-3745
Email:  help@grandparentsforchildren.org
Website:  www.grandparentsforchildren.org   
The largest nonprofit grandparent organization in the U.S. for grandparent 
and relative caregivers as well as those seeking visitation.  NCGCR provides 
legal research, state and federal advocacy, an online support group and a toll-
free helpline.  Also works with grandparent organizations around the world to 
bring a global perspective to relative caregiving.















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This page was last updated: December 27, 2016