In Massachusetts, more than 35,000 grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren, nearly one-third of them without any parent being present. And the number of these intergenerational families has been rising each year.
Grandparents may need financial assistance, education resources for their grandchildren, or could benefit from participation in support groups where they can learn from other grandparents facing a similar situation.
Through our Family Caregiver Support Program, a grandparent can work with a highly trained professional to provide them with information regarding resources available, someone to lend an ear, and a helping hand along the way.
To be eligible, a person must be at least 55 years old and have legal custody of a grandchild. The services of the Family Caregiver Support Program are offered free of charge. These include funding to give parents respite opportunities in two areas. After school respite can pay for a variety of programs for grandchildren, such as sports, art classes, and more.
Campership scholarships pay for children to attend summer programs and camps.
For more information, contact us at 800-892-0890 or visit our Family Caregiver Support Program