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Grandsavers are Lifesavers (grandparents raising grandchildren)

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

Basic Information

Organization
Grandsavers are Lifesavers
Contact Person
Theresa Swain
Email
grandsavers18@yahoo.com
Phone Number
570-404-1209
County
Tioga
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
any county in PA
Approximate Number Of Families Serviced
28

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups

Meetings

Frequency Of Meetings
2nd Wednesday of the school year 5:30-7
Average Number of Participants
20
Level of Formality
Informal

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