Grannies: Grandfamilies who are Networking, Informed, Empowered and Supported

Support for grandparents raising their grandchildren in Westmoreland County. Meetings and advocacy for grandparent caregivers.

Liotta Law Offices, PLLC

Family law service provider rendering legal services in guardianship, adoption, custody and estate planning and administration matters offering reduced, flat fee charges for preparation of a temporary guardianship designation.

Post Adoption Support Program

Provides family- driven and confidential support services to adoptive, kinship, and custodial families. We offer 3 types of services: case management, support groups, and respite care. All services are free and fully funded through the PA State SWAN department. Case management services allow our caseworkers to connect the family with local resources such as: mental health needs, educational services, and birth parent conflict resolutions, along with several other needs and services identified between the family and caseworker. We offer several types of Support Groups within the Erie and Crawford County areas as well as Online Support Groups. The respite support service allows us to stand out amongst other agencies within the state due to our ability to provide the family with $900 in respite funding which can be used for activities such as family memberships to the YMCA, zoos, museums, dance classes, and other extra-curricular activities. These funds can also be used to pay for approved respite care providers.

Services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

We provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child sexual assault. Services available are: 24-hour HOTLINE (888-832-2272); counseling, therapy and support groups for victims and their significant others; battered women’s shelter; medical and legal advocates; community outreach to children preK-12th grade and to adult community and faith groups.

SWAN Post Permanency Services

Bethany Christian Services of Western PA provides case advocacy services, respite funding and support groups to families who have adopted or have permanent legal custody. These supportive services can help grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Westmoreland County: Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Support group on Facebook for custodial grandparent caregivers. This group is for grandfamilies to connect with others in same situation. Connected component of GRANNIES: Kinship Caregiver Support Program

WPADB- Mt. Pleasant Hub

WPADB- Mt. Pleasant Hub hosts open office hours Thursday and Friday at our office from 10:00am-2:00pm. Caretakers can receive necessary basic need items, such as diapers, wipes, period products and adult incontinence supplies one time per month. Families also have access to overflow basic hygiene items for bath time, clothing, and books as donations allow. Our open office hours also allow for individual one-on-one support and referral services for young children and their caretakers.

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

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