METRO DETROIT AND DETROIT
Grandparents As Caregivers
Adult Well-Being Services
1423 Field Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
Elder Law Center
Legal Assistance on Guardianship, visitation, foster care/adoption, school enrollment, Medicaid/Medicare, public benefits, special needs trusts and life planning.
Community Social Services of Wayne County
Detroit, MI 48202
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Foster Grandparents devote their volunteer service entirely toward disadvantaged
or disabled youth.
Senior Companion Program (SCP)
Senior Companion program is a national older adult volunteer program designed
for Seniors to help other Seniors maintain independent living.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability.
18101 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Designed to include grandparents in the childbirth process
and to update them as well on safety recommendations.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)
Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center
9641 Harper Avenue
Detroit, MI 48213
882 Oakman Blvd. Suite C
Detroit, MI 48238
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
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-785-7705 ext. 7541 Rana Smith
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.
Grandparents Parenting Again Support Group
Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at:
Drew Transitional Center
9600 Wyoming @ Chicago
Held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at noon at:
Brightmoor Artisons Collective
22735 Fenkell Ave.
Food, fellowship, fun & resources!
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren / Relatives As Parents
327 Erie Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-264-5280 Dept. on Aging
OR 517-414-8155 Sharon Guild
The group is open to anyone raising someone else's children,
not just grandparents.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
2092 S. Custer
Monroe, MI 48161
Temperance, MI 48182
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.
OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Central Office (Oakland County)
198 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598
Phone: 248-209-2600 OR 1-800-482-9250 (Toll Free)
South Office (Oakland County)
1956 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI 4822--1719
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River Suite 107
Howell, MI 48843-4574
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) (Oakland County only)
For grandparents aged 55 and above who are raising grandchildren and are
interested in seeking resources and a support group. The support group
offers intergenerational activities with an emphasis on helath and wellness.
CSS Grandparents As Parents (GAP)
Ann Arbor, MI
Grandparents As Parents (GAP)
22048 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS!
Many national, state, and local organizations can help you find the information
you need about kinship care. Below is a list:
1333 H St. NW, Suite 500W,
Washington DC 10005
Forges bonds between different generations.
The Children's Defense Fund
25 E. St. NW
Washington DC 20001
Particular emphasis on poor, minority, and disabled children
The Brookdale Foundation
950 Third Ave. 19th Floor
NYC, NY 10022
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
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
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
The Children of Alcoholics Foundation (COAF)
164 W. 74th Street
NY, NY 10023
Phone: 212-595-5810 ext. 7860
An affiliate of Phoenix House; offers assistance on kinship care.
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
Also. please check under "Legal Resources" on THIS website for many FREE
and Low-Cost Resources you can utilize!
UNCLE SAM NEEDS GRANDS!
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!
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.
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.
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
Help for Grandparents Raising Orphans of War
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
6525 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788
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
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)
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
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
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
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Eighth Floor
Washington DC 20024
Phone: 703-385-7565 OR 800-394-3366
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
Provides services for individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care,
kinship and guardianship.
National Committe of Grandparents for Children's Rights (NCGCR)
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.