Grandsavers are Lifesavers (grandparents raising grandchildren)

We are a support group for grandparents or older adults raising children, nieces or nephews.

Basic Information

Grandsavers are Lifesavers
Contact Person
Theresa Swain
Phone Number
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
any county in PA
Approximate Number Of Families Serviced

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups


Frequency Of Meetings
2nd Wednesday of the school year 5:30-7
Average Number of Participants
Level of Formality

Assistance Needed

What assistance might your group/program need to better obtain your objective(s)?
We are trying to get grants so we may have extra funds to help w/ lawyers, food/clothing, respite, counseling and other programs to help grandparents survive this new territory.

Additional Comments

We meet June, July & August but usually at the pool. Very informal . We do a lot of talking to each other. Try to have speakers. We have had lawyers, family counselor, our state representative, CEO of Laurel Health. We try to do an activity a month, swimming, bowling, movie etc. We went to Knoebel's last year and hopefully will go this year. We do have a Facebook page - Grandsavers. We provide child care at our meetings. thank you