Many grandparents are raising their grandchildren these days, and sometimes it is a lonely or overwhelming experience.  
  • You are not alone.
  • Do you need a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear?
  • Do you have questions about resources available to you in Miami County (Ohio)?
Grandfamilies of Miami County offers a support group-- "Grandparents Stepping Up"-- that is a confidential and independent community where you can learn from other grandparents in your situation and share your own wisdom as well.

Rev. Ann Marie Winters, a group facilitator, is a retired pastor who has over 20 years of experience leading educational and support groups.  Ann Marie may be reached at (330) 469-6296 or at  Please reach out to make arrangements if you desire childcare during the meeting.

We are also introducing Antionette Saunders, a Troy resident who has many years' experience raising her grandchildren.

Our group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  The families gather for a free dinner at 5:30P, and then at 6:00PM the adults meet to talk at "The Gathering Place" 126 S Walnut Street, Troy, OH, next-door to the church.  It is a cozy home provided as a meeting place by St John United Church of Christ.  While the adults meet, children are welcome for either childcare or a supervised program in the church building and yard.
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