Are you a grandparent raising your grandchild? You are not alone. Our support group has been meeting twice a month since February 2023. Now, beginning October 2nd, and October 16th, we are enhancing the program to include a FREE DINNER for the family at 5:30 PM, and following dinner, from 6 to 7:30PM, we will have both an adult support group for grandparents, AND a children's fun playtime with games and guided activities/or FREE childcare for kids birth through kindergarten.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDKIDS HAVE A BIG JOB!. Do you need a break for some healing of mind, body, soul and spirit? Take the afternoon off, and bring the kids to us. We have volunteers ready to provide a program of activities they will love. COOPERATION DAY is a fun afternoon for grandkids to enjoy a great interactive program of learning about grand-families, playing outdoor games, relaxing, and more. Grandparents may leave their kids to enjoy their own free time from 1:00 to 4:00PM All you have to do is pre-register by calling Ann Marie at 330-469-6296 or sending an email to email@example.com. We have 12 spaces for kids in 1st to 5th grades, and 5 spaces for their pre-school siblings. First come, first served.
YOGA/RELAXATION: Yoga teacher, Mary Borton will lead the kids with movement and stories to teach relaxation and self-expression. NATIVE AMERICAN medicine man, Jim Johnson will provide articles for kids to make their own healing medicine bags. We'll also have a special art project, playground time, and of course, a snack.
Our support group welcomes all grandfamilies who are looking for a safe place to share their experiences and seek peer support. We eat in the church hall, and then we also use the yellow house next-door for activities. Please notify Ann Marie or Antionette if you need childcare.
Ann Marie has been facilitating educational and support groups for over 20 years. She has lived in various Ohio cities, and has served the needs of communities in Northeastern and Southern Ohio-- such as Franklin, Pataskala, Warren and currently Troy, OH.
Angelina was born in Guatemala, Central America. She has lived in OH since 2018. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology. For many years, she has worked with children with special needs and children with traumatic experiences.
Their mission: Through our faith as children of God, we build positive relationships and develop partnerships to create an impact in our community. Services they provide: Since 1990, Partners in Hope has been assisting persons in need through Crisis Relief – emergency assistance, Car Repair, Christmas Shop, and Caregivers – senior transportation. In addition, we offer Education and Development programming for those who wish to move beyond poverty, along with classes for community members who wish to support their fellow citizens on their journey want to engage in the fight against poverty. Classes include; Getting Ahead, Faith and Finances, Bridges out of Poverty, and interactive opportunities like PIH Poverty Simulations. Partner Families also benefit from the ongoing group support program Staying Ahead.
Ohio Kinship and Adoption Navigator-- established in 2020, this organization is a well-spring of information if you are raising a child you is your relative, and you are seeking support of various kinds listed below: What can OhioKAN help you navigate? Basic Needs Benefits Caregiver Health Caregiver Training & Education Child Health Child Social Support Child Development Childcare Education & Schools Family Functioning Financial Services Legal Aid & Services
The Ohio Grandparent/Kinship Coalition (OGKC) is an organization consisting of kinship caregivers, kinship caregiver advocates and agencies throughout Ohio. What does OGKC do? Educate kinship caregivers and agencies regarding state and national programs / issues affecting kinship caregivers Advocate at local, state and national levels for support of kinship families Provide a networking system for caregivers and agencies Link caregivers with services in their communities Connect new kinship care programs with speaker’s bureau Conduct statewide conferences We need you at the table! OGKC seeking members to join us!