Kinship Care Resources

Information and help for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

AARP Raising Grandchildren

Washington, DC


Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role


Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection (AFGGC)

Newport Beach, CA


Nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren


American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Helps identify potential eligibility for governmental benefits


The Brookdale Foundation Group Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)

New York, NY


Provides services for caregiver grandparents


Casey Family Programs

Services for kinship caregivers in Arizona, California, Idaho, Texas, Washington

800-496-2230 (Seattle)

Provides high-quality foster care, kinship care and transition services


Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau/ACYF

Washington, DC


Connects professionals and the general public to resources for children and families


Child Welfare League of America: Kinship Care

Washington, DC


One of the oldest organizations dedicated to family welfare


Children’s Defense Fund Kinship Care Resource Kit


DNA Services of America

Lafayette, LA


Provides services to those who need answers to important questions that can be resolved through DNA testing


Florida Kinship Center (FKC) at USF School of Social Work

Tampa, FL

Warmline: 813-974-1328 in Tampa Bay area; or 800-640-6444 elsewhere in Florida only

GRAND Magazine has a close working relationship with the Center, which offers comprehensive services


Generations United National Center on Grandfamilies



State fact sheets for grandparents raising children


Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center


Mooseheart Child City & School

Mooseheart, IL


Alternative placement options for grandparents who need temporary residences for the children in their care


National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights (NCGCR)

Cohoes, NY

1-888-659-3745 helpline

The largest nonprofit grandparent organization in the U.S. for grandparent and relative caregivers

National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Social Security Benefits for Grandchildren Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Zero to Three

Tools to help grandparents care for young children

If you have a question relating to kinship care, please contact Michelle Bauer, Associate Executive Director/COO of the National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights, at To learn more about NCGCR, call 1-888-659-3745 or email

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