Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

In Ohio and throughout the nation, grandparents and other relatives are increasingly being called upon to serve as parents to their grandchildren.

Are you raising a grandchild or other younger relative? If so, give us a call at (419) 524-4144 or (800) 860-5799 for information, resources, and support.

Click here for information about Project Lifesaver, a program that helps individuals with disabilities who are prone to wandering.

Click here for links to additional resources for grandfamilies.

Support Groups

Richland County: Grandparents raising grandchildren are invited to join a free support group held monthly from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Ontario United Methodist Church on 3450 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906.

A hot meal and childcare is provided at no cost.

RSVP to (419) 747-7477 or nagel.amy@ontarioschools.org. This is a free event provided by the Ontario Community Partnership.