Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

Support Available for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Oct. 4, 2011

A free, month educational and support group for grandparents and other relatives who are parenting again is being offered by three collaborating agencies in Milwaukee. This ongoing group entitled “Grandparents and Other Relatives Parenting Again” will be offered the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. beginning October 19. The group meets at the Villard Square Grandfamily Housing, 3427 W. Villard Avenue, Milwaukee. Limited childcare is available for children under twelve years of age. Registration is required.

“Relatives caring for minor children are often a hidden population,” said Jan Buchler, Executive Director of The Parenting Network. “Wisconsin census data indicate nearly 50,000 children under the age of 18 reside with their grandparents. That doesn’t include children living with other relatives. This program reaches a critically important, and often underserved, group of caregivers.”

The “Grandparents and Other Relatives Parenting Again” group allows participants to exchange ideas, discuss their child’s growth and development, learn from one another and share their stories with others who find themselves unexpectedly in a parenting role.

To register for “Grandparents and Other Relatives Parenting Again,” call the Parent Helpline at 414/671-0566 Undocumented families welcome. If you have roadblocks to attending, please call for possible assistance.

This program is presented by The Parenting Network, Family Caregivers Support Network of Interfaith Older Adults Programs Inc. and Jewish Family Services. For more information, please visit theparentingnetwork.org.

# # #

 

Since 1977, The Parenting Network has served families throughout the greater Milwaukee community through its mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse. Services are provided:

- In Homes – home visiting and case management services for families in need

- In Schools – healthy relationship education to prevent sexual violence and teen pregnancy; parenting education for expectant and parenting teens

- In the Community – confidential Parent Helpline and a wide variety of parenting education and support classes and groups developed for specific parenting populations at sites throughout Milwaukee County

 

Community Watch

» Get a pool preview June 4 and 5 in Mequon 03:45 PM

» Police looking for man who sexually assaulted woman in Shorewood Updated:  03:10 PM

» 2016 Bicycle Fest coming to Thiensville June 4 01:41 PM

» Shorewood's Cloud Red softly opens its doors 01:25 PM

» Celebrate Memorial Day in the North Shore region 5/25

» Missing Mequon woman Jacquelyn Ranallo found dead in Milwaukee River 5/25

» North Shore sports shorts: May 26, 2016 5/25

» Whitefish Bay boys track team makes history with first North Shore Conference title 5/25

» Steffen students earn first place in math competition 5/24

» Lake Shore and Steffen students awarded top honors at music festival 5/24

» Glendale mayor vetoes backyard chicken ban Updated:  5/24

» 'TietjStrong' football tourney at Bay a success on many levels 5/24

» Tested Homestead girls soccer team wins North Shore Conference 5/24

» Birthday fun surrounds Keel family softball reunion 5/24

» Thorough Homestead girls track team wins North Shore Conference outdoor title 5/24

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  5/24

» Tenacious Nicolet boys tennis team repeats as North Shore Conference champ 5/24

» Overturned truck closes I-43 at Brown Deer Road (UPDATED) 5/24

» 1 person killed in Ozaukee County crash Updated:  5/23

» Shorewood students get 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to meet celebrity alumni 5/23

» Memorial Day ceremony planned in Whitefish Bay 5/23

» Shorewood students get buzz cuts for cancer 5/23

» Smulyan resigns from Fox Point-Bayside School Board 5/23

» Homestead grad Blake Leeson grows into volleyball and becomes a national champ at Ohio State Updated:  5/22

» Top beer gardens in the North Shore suburbs 5/19

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT