Press Release:

Fifth National GrandRally Bring Hundreds of Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children to the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today hundreds of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country gathered on the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol today for the Fifth National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Read the full release.

GrandRally 2017 Overview:

The 5th National GrandRally is a gathering in Washington D.C. of hundreds of grandparent and other relative caregivers and their allies from across the country to elevate the critical role kinship families play in providing safe, loving, permanent families for children. Learn more

Basic Facts on Kinship Families in the United States:

Kinship families, as known as “grandfamilies,”are families where grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or other relatives, step up to raise children whose parents struggle with challenges such as addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, or domestic violence, or have died or are in the military. Family offers a child love, familiarity and stability in a time of turmoil and trauma. Learn more

Policy Priorities:

In building a community of hope for kinship families, federal policies and programs offer multiple supports that must be maintained and strengthened. Learn more

State Fact Sheets:

The GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for grandfamilies include state-specific data and programs as well as information about public benefits, educational assistance, legal relationship options and state laws for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. Learn more