Resources for Grandfamilies

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Grandparents laughing with grandchildrenPrograms That Can Help

Local programs that provide support, resources and assistance to grandfamilies can often be found by contacting your local school, area agency on aging, community center, faith-based organization or children’s services office.  The AARP GrandCare Support Locator is a free online service where programs can self-list their services and resources. Search by your city, state or zip code. www.giclocalsupport.org

More resources for grandparents raising grandchildren is available HERE.

Key Programs in Oklahoma

Family Circles: Relatives as Parents – New Covenant Christian Church
Contact: Debbie Keith
Phone: 405-722-7445
Email: pastoralasst.nccc@coxinet.net
Service Area: Oklahoma City
Description: Monthly support groups, light meal followed by separate adult and
children’s activities; no charge for any activity

Grandparents Initiative – Oklahoma Department of Human Services
(OKDHS), Aging Services Division
Contact: Catherine Mcrae – State Conference, Resource Guide
Phone: 405-522-4510
Email: Catherine.Mcrae@okdhs.org
Contact: Al Ruble, Lifespan Respite Program
Phone: 405-521-3646
Email: Al.Ruble@okdhs.org
Service Area: Statewide
Description: Statewide Conference, resource guide, Grandparent Information
Clearinghouse, Lifespan Respite Program, and Oklahoma Area-wide
Service Information System (OASIS) 1-800-42-OASIS

Senior Law Resource Center
Contact: Catheryn Koss, Executive Director
Phone: 405-528-0858
Email: info@Senior-Law.org
Web: www.senior-law.org
Service Area: Oklahoma City Metro area
Description: Assistance for grandparents raising grandchildren plus estate
planning, guardianship, financial exploitation, including a free legal
guide, online resource center, and low cost legal services

Tulsa Area Agency on Aging Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Contact: Sandie Sullivan
Phone: 918-592-8421
Email: sandiesf@msn.com
Service Area: Tulsa
Description: Bi-monthly support group meetings for relative caregivers with free
child care for children under 12 and educational sessions

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