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National Organizations for Grandparents


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National Sources of Support

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

National Sources of Support
(Original material 2001, updated)

AARP GRANDPARENT INFORMATION CENTER (GIC)
601 E. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)
http://www.aarp.org/families/grandparents

ABA CENTER ON CHILDREN AND THE LAW
American Bar Association
740 15th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 662-1720
http://www.abanet.org/child/home.html

FOUNDATION FOR GRANDPARENTING
The Foundation For Grandparenting
108 Farnham Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
http://www.grandparenting.org

The Foundation For Grandparenting is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise grandparent consciousness, and promote the importance of grandparenting as a role and function that both gives important meaning and empowerment to later life, and benefits all family members. In addition, the Foundation For Grandparenting promotes aspects of "grandparenting" as a role for all elders, whether or not they have biological grandchildren. “All About Grandparenting” is an on-line version of their "Vital Connections" Newsletter.

GENERATIONS UNITED
1333 H Street NW Suite 500 W
Washington DC 20005
(202) 289-3979
http://www.gu.org/

A national membership organization focused on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies.

GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS ORGANIZATION
New York State Chapter
P.O. Box 121
Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518) 758-1229

This is a nonprofit organization that provides grandparents with information necessary to work effectively for their own rights and the rights of their grandchildren.

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION
Office:
11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 729-6686
http://www.store.samhsa.gov/home

This is a federal clearinghouse that provides pamphlets, booklets, posters, fact sheets, and directories on alcohol and drugs.  Many are available on-line/downloadable.

NATIONAL COALITION OF GRANDPARENTS (NCOG)
137 Larkin
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238- 8751

NCOG is a coalition of grandparent caregivers who work for legislation and other policy changes in support of relative caregivers.

NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285
http://www.nichcy.org

NICHCY is a clearinghouse for information on disabilities and disability-related issues involving children and youth. Check the publications available on their web site.

ROCK Program (Raising Our Children's Kids)
AEOA
702 Third Ave S
Virginia, MN 55792
Call the Program Coordinator, Marcia Mehle, at (218) 748 7354 or 1 (800) 662 5711, Extension 254 to reach the Senior Services Office.
E-mail: mmehle@aeoa.org
This Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) ROCK program (1) links support and advocacy groups of grandparents raising grandchildren; (2) provides in-person and/or telephone counseling to caregivers; (3) helps relative caregivers access support groups and resources; (4) helps relative caregivers develop new support groups; (5) provides educational series to caregivers; (6) provides caregivers/service providers with regular mailings and quarterly newsletter; (7) provides caregivers/children with social activities; (8) advocates for legislative change, especially on kinship care issues.

Updated, July 2013