Colorado Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
AgeWise Colorado provider AARP reports that U.S. Census data shows just over 7 million American grandparents living with their grandchildren under age 18, and 2.3 million of these grandparents are responsible for the kids. It’s a nationwide phenomenon, and there is help in Colorado for such grandparents. It can be found at Colorado State University’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program (https://grg.colostate.edu/.) As GRG says, “this website was created with the goal of providing useful resources and reliable, current information for grandparents that have taken on the role as primary caregiver for their grandchildren.” GRG goes on to note that Colorado grandparents raising grandchildren have expressed a desire for online resources to help them overcome barriers, answer questions, and enhance their relationship with their grandchildren. GRG offers what it calls HELP, which stands for “Health, Education, Legal, and Parenting concerns.” The website covers these areas and includes real-life stories from grandparents, information on community support groups, and an option to ask questions of an expert in the field. In addition to the website, interested persons can call 970-491-1118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.