Partnership for Children of Essex
Sunday, February 17, 2019
A Pathway for Hope

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The following links are provided to help you find the information you may be needing. We do not personally endorse the following agencies and websites but believe the information provided will be useful.

Kinship Care State Fact Sheets: A Resource for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children--Provided by AARP

A State Fact Sheet for Grandparents and Other Relative Raising Children (pdf)

AARP Grandparent Information Center  This site offers information and referral to other resources that help grandparents raising grandchildren.

Kinship Information Network  A helpful website with a message board,  interesting personal writings, and a Chat at 9:00 p.m. EST.

National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights

Benefits Check Up A service of the The National Council on the Aging - helps people 55 and over find help with rent, property taxes, heating bills, meals and much more.

List of grandparent support groups provided by

GrandsPlace-- A Helpful website with online chat and message board.

Grandparents and More Helpful parenting tips and articles for grandparents

Generations United (GU) is a national membership organization that focuses on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies.

Grandparents Magazine - An online magazine for all grandparents. A nice site.

Home Directory Network has a nice list of Grandparents Web Health Links

National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care Part of the American Bar Association's website  with links to much good information

OOR  - Off Our Rockers  Grandparents being parents again - message board for grandparents


Grandparents Raising Granchildren  "Peicing Hearts Together Again" An excellent resource for kinship caregivers.


New Jersey Parents Caucus  The New Jersey Parents Caucus is a family-driven statewide organization that provides information & referral, peer support, advocacy, training, education, and direct services for the most underserved disability group: children and youth (0-21) who struggle with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families.
Services expand the mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare/DYFS, special education, and developmental disabilities systems.  Call 973-989-8866.


Raising Your Grandchildren  This website is designed to help guide grandparents and kinship caregivers in their efforts to raise these children and to find needed resources for the children as well as themselves.