Friday, August 12, 2016


Today's post from the Live Happy Challenge on respecting and interacting children with their grand parents brought up another topic of conversation. That is about Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

This post is about Grand Parenting which is happening at much higher rates around the country and particularly here in West Virginia with our out of control heroin and opiate epidemic and high overdose and death here in the Mountain State.

I found some links on Grand Parenting that may be of interest
to you IF you are raising your grandchild/grandchildren as so many in this country/state:

1- AARP Grand Facts for West Virginia. This is somewhat outdated with 2010 information and a lot of the links do not work. I was able to type a few into google.
2- AARP Guide to Grand Families: The Guide For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. This link contains important information you will need for the grandchild as well as a guide to help you keep lists, keeping binders and staying organizational.
3- Grand Families of America
4- Sharing Space
5- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren- Help Guide

If you are a grandparent raising your grandchild or grandchildren contact WV DHHR. There are programs there to help you.
Some benefits can be applied for online at In Roads.

pic from: Growing Trend
information: AARP


  1. What a fantastic post filled with valuable resources. I had no idea these benefits were out there. I'm glad you posted them so others can hopefully find them. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Hi Elsie We know several who have their grandchildren in their home while their child battles addiction problems and we know several raising their grandchildren because they lost their child to overdose. :( It is such a sad situation. I am still searching for the links that I hope will help those who are grandparenting.