|18th Street Development Corporation - Relative Caregivers Support Services||Designed to support the needs of relatives who have assumed the role of caregiver for children under 18 who have been orphaned, abused, abandoned, or neglected by their biological parents. Offers a variety of workshops, personal enrichment services, and general resources for both caregivers and children. Among the programs offered are bi-monthly support groups, professional therapy, and legal advice. Also holds summer camp for ROC children.||Philadelphia||18th Street Development Corporation - South Philadelphia||18th Street Development Corporation|
|Best Nest - Foster Care, Kinship Care and Respite Care||We specialize in caring for children who have medical needs of all levels. Best Nest also works to certify kin to be foster parents so that children have the opportunity to remain with those familiar to them. Respite care providers are important to foster parents so that they can have a "break" from the day-to-day parenting of children with special needs.
If you are interested in becoming a certified foster parent, kinship parent or respite provider for a child, please contact Lori Hendrickson at 215-546-8060. Foster Parent Orientations are held monthly to help you make a decision about this life-changing opportunity to help children and families.||Philadelphia||Best Nest, Inc. - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Best Nest|
|caring.com||Caring.com is a senior care information and resource website that provides informative sections on:|
Includes information on different types of senior care: Adult Day Care, Geriatric Care Managers, Home Healthcare and Hospice Care; as well as searchable assisted living facilities by state.
- Assisted Living,
- Memory Care,
- In-Home Care,
- Independent Living,
- CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community),
- and Nursing Homes.
|Children's Choice @ Chester - Kinship Care||This program involves taking in a child who is a part of your family or whom you know in some other way. Unlike with Family Foster Care, a kinship home is identified by the county or other referring agency, and then must choose which foster care agency (such as Children's Choice) they want to work with.||Delaware||Children's Choice @ Chester - Delaware; Chester||Children's Choice|
|Children's Choice - Kinship - Philadelphia||This program involves taking in a child who is a part of your family or whom you know in some other way. Unlike with Family Foster Care, a kinship home is identified by the county or other referring agency, and then must choose which foster care agency (such as Children's Choice) they want to work with.||Philadelphia||Children's Choice @ Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Children's Choice|
|Grandparents / Kinship Care||Grandparents/kinship care raising minor children get support and education to help them with the minor children in their care||Dauphin||Family Support of Pressley Ridge - Dauphin||Pressley Ridge|
|Grandparents Raising Grandchildren McKeesport Support Group||The McKeesport area has created a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group that meets on a monthly basis. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, this group works to meet the needs of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in the Pittsburgh area, connect them with other grandparents raising grandchildren in their area, and provide them support throughout the issues that they are faced with. Any grandparent who is responsible for their grandchild is welcome to attend.||Allegheny||Grandparents Raising Grandchildren||Grandparents Raising Grandchildren|
|KinConnector Helpline||Provides a helpline for families in kinship care situations, including grandparents raising their grandchildren because of the opioid crisis. Helpline assists kinship caretakers in accesssing resources regarding health, finances and legal services.||Dauphin||Helplines||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|
|Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Grandparent Program - Montgomery and Norristown, PA||Support for grandparents (55 years and older)who are raising children under the age of 18. Caregivers are eligible for reimbursements to assist with monthly expenses for the care of the child, up to $200 per month.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Office of Senior Services|
|Parents a 2nd Time Support Group Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging||Support group for older adults raising children of a family member. Offers access to potential resources, community programs and services, and agencies available to provide connections, guidance and peer support to older persons who are living with, caring for and parenting the children of loved ones.
Child care & refreshments provided at the meeting. Transportation is available.
Meeting dates, locations and times are as follows:
CaPAA @ The Ritz
(Creative & Performing Arts Academy - NEPA Ritz Theater Bldg)
222 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
2nd Monday of every month, 5:30 - 7 pm.
Valley Community Library
739 River St.
4th Monday of every month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Visit a meeting to network with others!||Lackawanna||Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging||Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Elder Law Clinic||Students provide free legal services to low-income older adults (aged 60+) and/or clients’ family members. Services focus on advance planning for incapacity (including Powers of Attorney and Living Wills), simple estate planning, guardianship and related matters, Medical Assistance for long term care, settlement of estates with limited assets/small estates, and grand-parenting issues. Students also provide community presentations on elder law issues.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|