To raise awareness about the legal, financial, social, and health needs of grandparents raising grandchildren and to provide support through collaborative means.
Provide mentorship, accessible information, and opportunities for grandparents raising grandchildren. Mobilize and allocate resources to optimize their health related quality of life and reduce persisting health inequities.
Speak with public officials (e.g. state representatives, judges) that can promote policy change and help create procedures for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Obtain and train Grandparents on parenting, social issues, and health promotion and prevention.
Organize outreach events such as health fairs, conferences, setting up resource table at resource fairs. Speaking at symposiums, engaging in panels pertaining to our mission.
Hold monthly support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren. Train grandparents to lead new support groups as we recognize the need to develop other support groups in other parts of the City.
Many grandparents today are stepping in to raise their grandchildren due to various circumstances and situations. If you are one of these grandparents, you have made numerous sacrifices to provide a better life for your grandchildren. Come join us as we share experiences, provide resources, and learn ways to care for ourselves and our grandchildren.
Support group topics are determined by the participants concerns on
Legal – Financial – Health - Child Care – Nutrition - Child’s Behavioral Issues
Meeting Dates & Times for the school year:
(if it’s a holiday, date will vary)
For more information please contact:
The Health Collaborative 210-481-2573
or email us using the Contact Us tab.
Southside ISD Administrative Bldg.
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