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Grandfamily Support Initiative

Did you know that 13,000 Children in Rhode Island Are Being Raised by Their Grandparents?

Caregiving for grandchildren is a unique experience that can put a strain on family dynamics in many different ways. Child & Family, in collaboration with the Newport County Prevention Coalition, offers a support group for grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren by providing an opportunity to come together and provide mutual support to each other. Meetings scheduled based on availability of interested participants.

If you are interested in attending or referring potential members,
please contact Gregory Thompson, gthompson@riprevention.orgĀ 

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With Your Help, We Can Make the Goal a Reality

Grandfamilies often face challenges that put stress on the family, especially if child care is needed or if caregivers are living on fixed budgets. Your financial support can make a significant difference for many of our grandfamilies. Please consider donating if you are able!

38% of grandfamilies are unable to pay or are worried about paying mortgage or rent.

Only 12% receive cash assistance despite many more being eligible.

32% arrive at food pick up sites after they have run out of food.

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