Through Community Ventures partnership with Grands As Parents, 14 units at Susquehanna Square are targeted to Grandparent or other Kinship Caregivers.
Are you or is someone you know raising a grandchild, great-grandchild or other minor relative child and is in need of an affordable home? Susquehanna Square offers extremely affordable housing (based on 30% of income) and has two, three, and four bedroom one-level apartments.
More information on Susquehanna Square is available here. Applications are being accepted now and should be downloaded and printed.
Grands As Parents advocates making the necessary changes in our society for the preservation of children to grow into adulthood. G.A.P’s is unique in that it takes the form of a support group as well as an advocate for the rights of the family. Services include: stress and crisis management, home and community safety, social, recreational and cultural events, workshops, addressing the issues of children and teens at risk, and sharing resources.
KinConnector – 1.866.KIN.2111 (1.866.546.2111). Assistance is available Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Examples of provided services include:
- connecting caregivers to health, financial, and legal services,
- connecting caregivers to training and parenting advice,
- identifying local physical or behavioral services,
- identifying support groups,
- helping caregivers enroll a child in school,
- helping caregivers apply for federal, state, and local benefits such as CHIP and Social Security,
- and other services designed to support caregivers.
SeniorLAW Center – seniorlawcenter.org | 215-988-1242
The SeniorLAW Center provides Legal Services for Grandparents and Other Elders Raising Minor Children: Addressing the needs of grandparents and other elders raising young relative children, many of whom have been abandoned, neglected or abused by birth parents. They provide direct legal representation to eligible seniors who are or want to be kinship caretakers in both Dependency Court (when abuse or neglect and the child welfare system is involved) and Domestic Relations Court. In addition to representation, they provide advice, information and referrals to resources and supports that can be of assistance to those providing care.
SOWN provides innovative solutions so adults 50+ lead independent, healthy lives and age in place in their homes and communities. SOWN’s GrandFamily Resource Center – keeps vulnerable families together and enables children to live long-term in stable homes; works with grandparents raising grandchildren who need comprehensive, preventive and supportive services to stay out of foster care and thrive in school.
Grand Central Inc. – 215-557-1554 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Philadelphia’s kinship care resource center bringing together a consortium of community-based and public agencies, family members and community leaders to serve all who are caring for others’ children, including relatives and family friends.
Grandfamilies.org – grandfamilies.org
Grandfamilies.org serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. Their goals are to:
- educate individuals about state laws, legislation and policy in support of grandfamilies
- assist interested policymakers, advocates, caregivers, and attorneys in exploring policy options to support relatives and the children in their care
- provide technical assistance and training