This group provides support for grandparents raising grandchildren due to parental substance use disorders. The group meets Monthly on First Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bosler Library in Carlisle, PA.

Basic Information

GRANDS Family Support Group
Contact Person
The Rev. Dr. Donna Hale
Phone Number
Bosler Free Library, 158 W. High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-4642 ext. 2226
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
Cumberland, Franklin, and Perry Counties GRAND Families are welcomed.
Approximate Number Of Families Serviced

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups


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)?
Interest in speakers, information, and publications regarding health equity programs to assist grandfamilies raising children due to parental substance use disorders. Interest in neonatal/fetal alcohol syndrome speakers regarding care of children. Interest in grief support for both care providers and children. Interest in mental health, trauma informed care, QPR , and other training programs to support GRANDS Families. Thank you.

Additional Comments

Our GRANDS Family Support Group is sponsored by the Sadler Health Center and the YWCA Carlisle. Our group began monthly meetings in 2020 until the Covid-19 pandemic curtailed our potential growth. We recently reorganized at the Bosler Library—a more convenient facility/site located downtown with parking. We look forward to growing opportunities for GRANDS Families to meet. Thank you for your assistance and advice.

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

Contact Us

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