Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line
June 25, 2012
Data is now available from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line!
The following information is from data collected between February 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012. For grandparents contacting the support line, the top 5 issues identified were financial support (40%), family law matters (28.7%), legal assistance (17.4%), Extended Family Program ((15.7%) and community support services (13%).
We are working hard to improve our data collection tools. Collecting the stories and numbers from the grandparent-lead families that contact us will provide a means to identify the needs of kinship familiies as well as the gaps in availbable services. This research is critical for lobbying for the social change and social justice that so many GRGs are seeking.
Call the support line today and share your story!