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GRANDPARTNERS FOR GRANDPARENTS

Click on icons below for more information on organizations participating in our GRANDPartners for Grandparents program.

 

The Children's Movement of Florida

The Children's Movement is a 325,000-strong coalition of Floridians who believe that every child deserves a full chance at the American dream. Our goal is to encourage the people and leaders of Florida to make the well-being and education of our children the state's highest priority, especially when it comes to the investment of public resources in programs that make a real difference in the lives and futures of children. Organizing in 17 regions across Florida, the strength of The Children's Movement is in the number of Floridians standing together to demand change. To learn more please visit: www.childrensmovemetnflorida.org

 

The National Senior Games Association
The National Senior Games Association is the national organization that spearheads the senior games movement, sanctioning and coordinating efforts of senior games organizations across the country. Presently, we serve 50 member state organizations, located in 49 states (excluding Oregon) and the District of Columbia.

A community based member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) since 1988, the NSGA serves as the USOC's offical arm to the senior population.

 

The National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
The National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights was established to form a coalition of concerned grandparents, citizens and agencies united to create one powerful voice and to network with groups throughout the nation that share our goals. Our mission is to advocate and lobby for substantial and urgent legislative changes that protect the rights of grandparents to secure their grandchildren's health, happiness and well-being. We are committed to monitoring agencies that affect our grandchildren at the city, county, state and federal levels and to protect the rights of grandparents and the needs of grandchildren who are at risk.

 

American Humane Association
Since its founding in 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today, we're also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses.

• Red Star Animal Emergency Services™, established during World War I at the request of the U.S. government to tend to animals on the battlefields of Europe. Today, our Red Star national first-responder team deploys to hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other animal emergencies.

• “No Animals Were Harmed”® program, established in 1940, to oversee the humane treatment and safety of animals in film. We monitor tens of thousands of animals appearing in more than 2,000 film and television productions each year.

• Our farm animal welfare certification program, American Humane Certified — the nation’s first, largest, and fastest-growing independent animal welfare program dedicated to the humane treatment of farm animals.

• Leading-edge programs that protect children from abuse and neglect in communities across America and provide better outcomes for at-risk children and families who find themselves in the child protective services system.

• Animal-assisted therapy, which draws on the remarkable power of the human-animal bond to help children and adults heal, learn, and find comfort and motivation. Through these and other essential programs that improve quality of life for children and animals. American Humane Association advances the values of compassion, caring and hope.

For more information, or to support vital programs for children and animals, please visit us at www.americanhumane.org

 

The Coalition for Quality Children's Media - Kids First!
The Coalition for Quality Children's Media is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Because we believe that media profoundly affect children, our mission is to 1) teach children critical viewing skills and 2) to increase the visibility and availability of quality children's programs.

Our goals are: A. To teach children to become critical media users; B. To help adults recognize the importance of teaching critical viewing skills to children; C. To help children identify and be aware of examples of outstanding media programming; D. To develop programs for children with special needs such as low-income or at-risk children. The Coalition is a voluntary collaboration comprising more than 10,000 media professionals, lobbyists, policymakers, child advocates, educators, parents and families nationwide.

 

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the nation's voice for ovarian cancer issues. As a survivor-led umbrella organization, the Alliance unites activists, women's health advocates and healthcare professionals to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments and a cure.

 

Generations United
Since our beginning in 1986, Generations United has been the leading intergenerational membership organization in the United States. Originally created by the National Council on the Aging and the Child Welfare League of America, GU flourished as a collaborative effort. Soon AARP and the Children's Defense Fund joined the organization's leadership and GU quickly grew to become a coalition of more than 100 national organizations seeking a shared, mutually supportive agenda. Generations United incorporated in 1997 as an independent entity and continues today as the country's only membership organization promoting intergenerational public policies, programs, and strategies whose membership represents over 70 million Americans.

 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.

The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.

 

La Leche League International
Nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

 

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
In 1977, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. So successful was this program that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates. In 1990, the US Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA programs with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act.

Today, we have grown to a network of more than 50,000 volunteers that serve 225,000 abused and neglected children through 900+ local program offices nationwide. Our advocates, also known as volunteer guardians ad litem in some jurisdictions, are appointed members of the court. Judges rely on the information these trusted advocates present.

 

Mooseheart Child City and School, Inc.
Mooseheart Child City & School is a 1,000-acre community and school for children and teens in need of a secure home, located just south of Batavia, IL, between Illinois Route 31 and Randall Road.

Founded in 1913, Mooseheart is supported completely through private donations - the great majority of which come from the 1.1 million men and women of the Moose fraternal organization, in more than 1,900 Lodges and 1,600 Chapters located throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda. Moose International headquarters is located on the Mooseheart campus.

Since its founding, Mooseheart has operated a complete, accredited kindergarten-through-high-school academic program, plus art, music, vocational training and interscholastic sports. It is an extremely nurturing and student-tailored program, with an average student-teacher ratio of 12-1.

Mooseheart students who complete their studies with a 3.0 GPA or better (4.0=A) are eligible for up to five years of annually renewable scholarship funding, covering tuition, room and board in an amount comparable to that required for an in-state student at an Illinois public university.

Mooseheart is currently home to nearly 250 students, ranging in age from preschoolers to high school seniors. Applications for admission to Mooseheart are considered from any family whose children are, for whatever reason, lacking a stable home environment. Increasingly, children's grandparents are the legal guardians of record for many Mooseheart students.

In addition to Mooseheart, Moose International also supports Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, FL founded in 1922; and conducts more than $90 million worth of community service programs annually.

 

GrandFamilies of America
The only grandparent organization in the U.S. administered totally by relatives caring for their relative children 24/7. Warm line operated 24/7. Impressive record of successful legislative initiatives across the country. The only grandparent organization staffed by a full time attorney. Established networking relationships with national associates working in the same field.