Newsletter July-August 2014: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference
Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the County of San Diego’s Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), YMCA, and AARP partnered to hold a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium at Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School. Grandparents and other caregivers were able to obtain useful resources, hear from experts, attend workshops, and meet other families that share the same needs. There were also free health screenings as well as entertainment and activities for the entire family.
More than 21,000 grandparents in San Diego County have primary responsibility for meeting their grandchildren’s daily needs. Many of these grandparents lack information about the range of support services, resources, programs, benefits, laws and policies available to help them successfully fulfill their caregiving role.
Here are some helpful resources to provide assistance to grandparents raising grandchildren:
- YMCA Kinship Support Services
- County of San Diego Aging and Independence Services – Family Caregiver Support
- 211 San Diego