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Greetings Grandparents and Relatives Raising Grandchildren!


And WELCOME to the website of the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. The Commission’s primary purpose is to serve as a resource to the Commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents and all relatives raising grandchildren. Our interactive website is devoted to fostering education, networking, research, programs and support to grandparents and all relatives raising grandchildren. To meet the Commissioners and stay up-to-date on their activities, follow the Commission link here or at the top of this homepage. In an attempt to streamline your search for information on our website, we have organized it into categories with links to information. The “Resource Database” link below will allow you to search for a specific service or assistance that may be available in or close to your city, town or county, or at the state or national level. For the Newsletter archives, Real Stories from Real Grandfamilies, discussion and feedback, follow the Communications link here or at the top of this homepage.

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The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren invites you to attend The 5th ANNUAL GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN CONFERENCE on JUNE 8th. The day-long event is for grandparents, kinship caregivers, support group facilitators, providers, and community leaders. Select this link for the day's agenda and REGISTRATION information.

Legal Workshop for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, presented by Attorney Lynn Girton, on May 16, 2016 in Eastham, MA. Select this link for all information.

Please WELCOME Colleen Pritoni, the Coordinator for the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. You can meet Colleen on the COMMISSION page of the website.

One of the most frustrating questions that Grandparent Commission members so often receive sounds something like this, I am lost. Now that I am caring for my grandchild, I realize that I need a lot of answers, to find help for the child, his parents, and myself. Who can help me? Where do I go? Select the SUPPORT GROUPS and FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS button at the left of the homepage to get to a description of the FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS and what they have to offer, as well as a link to the complete list of the FRCs and Support Groups.

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