GrandFamily Resource Center

In Philadelphia, over 15,000 grandparents are raising their grandchildren full time (US Census, 2013-2017). The children face foster care unless grandparents step in. The caregiving demands on grandparents can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming.

What We Do

Weekly group counseling, phone support, and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 0 to 18)

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Weekly family literacy workshops and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 3 to 8)

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Healthy living initiative for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 0 to 18)

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Contact: Arlene Segal
Phone: 215-487-3000 ext. 11
Email: asegal@sown.org

Weekly group counseling, phone support, and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 0 to 18). The program is led by professional staff trained in trauma informed practices.

Why Join?

- Parenting education

- Variety of workshops

- Connect with other grandparent     

   caregivers
- Get information & referrals
- Receive individual counseling

Where it Happens

In-person meetings are at the Abbottsford Falls Family Practice & Counseling and the
11th Street Family Health Center. We also meet over the phone.

When you are raising grandkids, you feel you are the only one.

Denise, age 65

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Philly Families Connect

 

Contact: Jessica Begley
Phone: 215-487-3000 ext. 24
Email: jbegley@sown.org

Weekly family literacy workshops and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 3 to 8). Workshops teach grandparents how to help children build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Why Join?

- Learn fun ways to foster a joy of learning
   and success in school
- Connect with other grandparent     

   caregivers
- Free children’s books for home libraries
- Learn texting, email, and popular apps
(tablets provided for training)

When & Where it Happens

Workshops are on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Acelero Learning, 1801 North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.
 

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Philly Families Read Together

Philly Families Read Together, a program of SOWN, is funded by The William Penn Foundation Family Literacy Initiative.

 

Contact: Debby Davis
Phone: 215-487-3000 ext. 13
Email: ddavis@sown.org

Healthy living initiative for grandparents raising their grandchildren (ages 0 to 18).

Why Join?

- Family events providing fun fitness activities and nutritious foods for grandparents and grandchildren

- Healthy cooking workshops

- Access to fresh produce

- Connect with other grandparent-headed families

Where it Happens

Events happen in parks, at cultural sites, and at meeting locations throughout Philadelphia.
 

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Philly Families Eat Smart

 

Supporting Older Adults and their Families in the

Greater Philadelphia Area

4100 Main Street 

Suite 403

Philadelphia, PA 19127

215-487-3000

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