"I believe easier access to a centralized resource information source would be beneficial. Many times we caregivers have no idea what resources may be available and no easy place to look for this information. As a grandmother raising a baby, now toddler, I had difficulty trying to learn what if any programs may be available to help with daycare, and what if any programs may be available to meet and talk with other relative caregivers in similar situations. I actually helped start a local Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group and we now meet two times a month. But it is difficult to find out about programs, groups, and resources that may be beneficial to us."
Family Voices United member, Joanne, shares her thoughts on supporting relatives in navigating resources and services for the children they are raising.