GrandFamily Resource Center
Building healthier and stronger families for the future
In Philadelphia, over 17,000 grandparents are raising their grandchildren because their parents are unable. The children face foster care unless grandparents step in. The caregiving demands on grandparents can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming.
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- Crisis intervention
- Support groups
- Individual counseling
- Information and referral
- Parenting education
- Philly Families Eat Smart health and fitness program (click here to learn more)
- Opportunity to mentor other grandparent caregivers
- Stable homes: 100% of grandchildren continue living in a stable home with a grandparent; no children are involved in the juvenile justice system; no adolescent children have given birth or fathered a child
- School enrollment: 100% of children are enrolled in school and attend regularly; 100% of seniors are on track to graduate on time; 95% are on grade-level; 78% are enrolled in after-school activities
- Health care: 100% of children receive regular health and dental care
- Grandparent well-being: 100% of grandparents report improved parenting skills and well-being, enabling children to live in stable homes
The GrandFamily Resource Center operates a satellite location at Project H.O.M.E.’s Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs in North Philadelphia. Additional meeting locations include SOWN's office in Northwest Philadelphia, The Health Annex in Southwest Philadelphia, and 11th Street Family Health Services Center in North Philadelphia.