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Program established to help
grandparents raising grandkids

In Ohio 10% of all households with children, Grandparents are filling the role of primary caregivers to their grandchildren. For those who are raising a second family Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action, in partnership with both Washington and Morgan County Children Services Agency, has established a Family Support Program for Kinship Caregivers.

Kinship care refers to a temporary or permanent arrangement in which a relative or older adult who has a long-standing relationship with a child or family has taken over the care of the child when the biological parents are unable to do so.

Many kinship caregivers are unable to find answers to questions and concerns from childcare and medical services to legal, financial and educational issues.

The Family Support Program provides direct linkage to available services at the state and local level. The program makes the connection to resources to services the needs of the individual family.

For more information residents in Washington County should call the CARES information line at (740) 373-9000 or 1-800-373-9833. Morgan County residents should call the Malta office of Community Action at (740) 962-3827.

Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio

218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827