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.

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What We Do

Weekly group counseling, phone support, and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren

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Weekly family literacy workshops and more for grandparents raising their grandchildren

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Healthy living initiative for grandparents raising their grandchildren

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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 held 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

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Contact: Jill Smith
Phone: 215-487-3000 ext. 24
Email: jsmith@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 held 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

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

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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 take place in parks and at meeting locations throughout Philadelphia.
 

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Philly Families Eat Smart

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