Our program consists of three main components. We have our Information and Peer Support - Information, referrals, and peer support are available to help guide a family through their journey of being a GRANDFamily and meeting their ongoing needs such as custody, health care, public assistance and others. Support Group - A monthly support group that is either virtual, or a social distanced outdoor event is available. Benefits include the peer support of people with similar life experiences providing knowledge, emotional, social, or practical help for each other. When meeting in person, a meal and childcare is provided. GRANDFamily Providers Network -The provider network meets quarterly. It is made up of social service providers, educational providers, the faith based community, and others. Our goal is to educate providers on the unique circumstances and needs of GRANDFamilies.

Basic Information

Coatesville Center for Community Health
Contact Person
Deborah Willett
Phone Number
1001 E. Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, Pa. 19320
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
Our primary focus is Chester County. However, since covid, and our support group is now virtual, we welcome GRANDFamilies and Kinship Families from across the country.

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Child Care
Basic Living Resources
  • Clothing/Food
  • Health resources/advice/advocacy
  • Our family peer support person is available to attend local school meetings with the grandparents, if they so desire.


Frequency Of Meetings
Average Number of Participants
Level of Formality

Assistance Needed

What assistance might your group/program need to better obtain your objective(s)?
Identifying potential speakers, fact sheets, free or reduced legal representation for the grandparents, and help in acquiring and maintaining childcare for our meetings when we are meeting in person.

Additional Comments

Sponsored By-The Coatesville Center for Community Health with funding provided by the Brandywine Health Foundation.

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Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging