Serving Custodial Grandparent Families

Program Services
  • Weekly support and educational groups for custodial grandparents
  • Specially designed group experiences for pre-primary grandparented children
  • Monthly continuation meetings for grandparent families
  • In-service programming for educators
  • Leadership training for grandparents and professionals
  • Comprehensive assessments to evaluate all program services
Available Resources:

"Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"- curriculum for grandparents support groups $75.00

"Second Time Around" Grandparent Panel Video (25 minutes) $50.00
Additional resources in development.

Collaborating Partners:
  • Cedar Springs Public Schools
    Cedar Springs, Michigan
  • Drake-Quinn Foundation
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Dyer-Ives Foundation
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Frey Foundation
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kent County Head Start
    Kent County Michigan
  • Michigan State University
    Cooperative Extension Service
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Spectrum Health
    Healthier Communities Department
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Western Micigan University
    Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences
    Dept. of Teaching Learning & Leadership
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
From the mouths of Grandmas...
Contact Information:
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5322

Phone: 269-387-3704
Fax: 269-387-3353
Email: dannison@wmich.edu

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