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METRO DETROIT AND DETROIT

Community Social Services of Wayne County
Main Office: 
9851 Hamilton 
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
&
Dearborn Office:
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr.  Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
Website:  www.csswayne.org 
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.  

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)
Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center
882 Oakman Blvd.  Suite C
Detroit, MI  48238
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, recr-
eation & 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. 

Grandparents Parenting Again Support Group
Held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at:
Drew Transitional Center 
9600 Wyoming @ Chicago 
Detroit, MI  48204 
Phone: 313-309-8100
Email: grandparentsparentingagain221@gmail.com   
Website: 
Grandparents have increasingly been called upon to play a larger role in raising 
their grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.This group is designed to give 
grandparents a boost and to connect them with other people, ideas, and resources 
in their community.

Detroit Area Agency on Aging & The Senior Solution
1333 Brewery Park Blvd.   Suite 200
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-446-4444
&
Bridging Generations
2701 Chicago Blvd.
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-446-4444  #5213  Andrea Johnson
Email: johnsonand@daaa1a.org 
Website: https://www.detroitseniorsolution.org/grgc
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Committee (GRGC) is a collaboration 
of agencies working together to support a network of organizations, share re-
sources, advocate for kinship/grandparents rights, communicate and plan events 
that will help grandparents and kinship caregivers.
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Created in 2001, the GRGC network with local agencies to discuss important issues 
affecting kinship caregivers and grandparents raising their grandchildren in the metro-
politan Detroit area. They meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the offices of 
Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc. (FWS). This committee is chaired by Juanita Bridge-
water. Under the sponsorship of DAAA, the committee collaborates to provide a series 
of annual educational, social and respite events throughout the year, such as the:
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Bridging Generations is a support group of grandparents and kinship caregivers. 
Under the leadership of founder, Juanita Bridgewater, this group meets every 3rd 
Wednesday of the month to support each other and seek answers to problems, 
share information and resources that will help them to better understand their ex-
panded family members through hope, prayer, communication and education. A 
special fellowship is formed through shared experiences by the participants who 
find strength and love in the group.


LENAWEE COUNTY

Lenawee Dept on Aging
1040 S. Winter   Suite 3003
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-264-5280 
Email:  lda@lenaweeseniors.org
Website: http://www.lenaweeseniors.org/services/foster-grandparent-program
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM 
The Foster Grandparent Program provides meaningful volunteer placement, 20-30 
hours per week, for eligible persons age 55 and over in Lenawee County, enabling 
them to render supportive person-to-person services to children, who have special 
or exceptional needs.The program offers an excellent opportunity for older persons 
to share their lifetime of experience with children in need of a supportive relationship. 
Academic degrees and occupational background are not considered when determining 
eligibility to be a Foster Grandparent, however income requirements must be met. The 
program looks for persons who enjoy being with children and have the ability To work 
with them on a personal level.
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For their service, Foster Grandparents receive a $2.65 per hour tax-free stipend - 
one meal per day, reimbursement for transportation, and an annual physical. The 
main benefit is the satisfaction Foster Grandparents derive from helping their as-
signed children to develop their assigned children to develop.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Judy Bays - Director
Phone: 517-264-5280    866-347-5683  Toll -Free


MACOMB COUNTY

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
CENTRAL OFFICE:
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343
Phone: 248-209-2600
&
OLHSA (Madison Heights)
711 W. 13 Mile 
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: 248-209-2600    800-482-9250 Toll-Free
Email:  info@olhsa.org
Website: https://www.olhsa.org/olderadultservices
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides free services 
to grandparents who reside in the same residence and as relative children in kin-
ship care in Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb Counties. Program services include 
workshops, support groups, home visits and intergenerational activities.


MONROE COUNTY

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Caring Alternatives
PO Box 2425
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-242-8711 
&
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

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
CENTRAL OFFICE:
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343
Phone: 248-209-2600
&
OLHSA (Madison Heights)
711 W. 13 Mile 
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone: 248-209-2600   800-482-9250 Toll -Free
Email:  info@olhsa.org
Website: https://www.olhsa.org/olderadultservices
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides free services 
to grandparents who reside in the same residence and as relative children in kin-
ship care in Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb Counties. Program services include 
workshops, support groups, home visits and intergenerational activities.


WASHTENAW COUNTY

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
4925 Packard 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone:  734-662-4001  
Email lgdaniec@csswashtenaw.org
Website: https://csswashtenaw.org/seniors/grandparents-as-parents
The GAP (Grandparents as Parents) program provides grandparents, and other relatives 
caring for children, with information about self-care, children’s needs, and the assurance 
that families with generational gaps are not alone. Adults who are caregivers of children 
under the age of 18 and who live in Washtenaw County are eligible.There are no costs to participate. However, cost-share contributions and donations are accepted. 
Services include:
1.  Support groups that provide a sense of community for caregivers 
     and the children in their care
2.  Newsletter with valuable updates on free and low-cost events and info around 
     Washtenaw County
3.  Educational workshops and presentations to equip grandparents to better 
     care for themselves and their grandchildren
4.  Resources, including financial assistance, clothing, food, etc.


RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS!

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

Michigan State Kinship Care Resource Center
Phone: 517-355-9600   800-535-1218
Email: kinship@msu.edu
Offers a great many resources!

Generations United
80 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202-289-3970
Website: https://www.gu.org
We work to create a country where public policy and programs connect generations 
instead of separate or isolate them; and where the oldest and youngest members of 
our society work together to achieve transformational change. To reach this goal, 
Generations United works with our member organizations, partners and stakeholders, 
in the following areas of focus: 

The Brookdale Foundation Group
300 Frank W. Burr Blvd.  Suite 13
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-836-4602
Website: http://www.brookdalefoundation.org
The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) was initiated in 1996. It is designed to 
encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents 
and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting 
due to the absence of the parents. Currently RAPP provides extensive services,
primarily to relative caregivers caring for children outside the foster care system. 
As part of our sponsorship of RAPP, we conduct our National Orientation and 
Training Conference to facilitate opportunities for training, networking and infor-
mation exchange and provide technical assistance to our RAPP Network through 
our listservs, site bulletins, conference calls, web chats and our annual newsletter. 

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)  
601 E Street NW
Washington DC 20049
Phone: 888-OUR-AARP
Website: https://search.aarp.org/gss/everywhere?q=grandparents
%20raising%20grandchildren
Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role; answers questions. 
Membership in AARP not required; Spanish available.

































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