Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A support group for adults raising related children without involvement of the child's parents. Meal and childcare provided, speakers, sharing,and community information. Seasonal activities. Meets at 1 Dale Ave Franklin on 1st Wed. of every month (5:00 to 7:00), except Jan.

Basic Information

Venango County Area Agency on Aging
Contact Person
Phone Number
814-432-9711 (Toll free: 866-452-4464)
Fax Number
Venango County Older Adult Services
One Dale Avenue
Franklin, PA 16323
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
Within (Venango) county meeting site is Franklin Community Alliance Church 1200 Otter Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Services Provided

Monthly support group meetings for grandparents who are in the primary parenting role, whether guardianship, full custody, or an informal situation. Scheduled speakers and programs on services relevant to the grandparents raising grandchildren. Special Family fun nights and events. Evening meal provided and children’s time with meaningful elements and fun things to do.


Frequency Of Meetings
monthly (first Wednesday of the month except in January)
Level of Formality
Average number of participants
6 families (8 adults and 4 children)
About the meetings:
We meet at a local church in the largest city in our county. It has a full kitchen and meeting room. The children’s play area is separate. We encouraged families to get to know one another- swap phone numbers and speak openly at the meeting.