Grandparenting Resources

Local

 

Many local resources are available for grandparents and others who are raising relatives' children.  Browse through the links below for more information or contact your Family Caregiver Support Program and Kinship Care Program coordinators.  

 

State

 

Coalition of Children, Youth and Families

Tools and resources to help foster and adoptive families create a network of support through webinars, newsletters, informational tip sheets and free lending library and more.

  

FoodShare Wisconsin

Provides extra food dollars to people with limited financial resources.

 

Kinship Navigator Portal
This resource is designed to help you find resources to help you with medical care, support payments, and more for the children in your care. 

  

Kinship Navigator Training for Relative Caregivers 
This video features stories of three Wisconsin kinship families to highlight common feelings and challenges associated with raising relative's children, as well as available resources that can help families like yours.

 

Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support Program

This program offers resources such as a support group and mental  health professionals directory, toll-free telephone support, newsletter, educational opportunities and other supports for adoptive and other families.  Managed by Catholic Charities.

 

Wisconsin Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center

Find resources and support to help grandparents and other relatives who are raising their relatives’ children; a partner of the Coalition of Children, Youth and Families.

 

Wisconsin Kinship Care
State site devoted to the Kinship Care program that support grandparents and other relative caregivers.

 

Wisconsin Shares

Child Care Subsidy Program (W-2 Child Care) that helps eligible parents pay for child care.

 

National

 

AARP Grandparenting
National site devoted to better grandparenting.

 

Brookdale Foundation Relatives As Parents Program

This program is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents.

 

Generations United 
This organization works to support grandfamilies and intergenerational communities through public policies, collaborations and programs.