GRANDPARTNERS FOR GRANDPARENTS
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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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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.
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.
Leche League International
Nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing
education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want
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.
- 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.
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
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
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.