Take Action: Opioid Settlement Funds for Grandfamilies

More than 3,000 state and local governments have sued opioid corporations in hopes of recouping the money spent in dealing with the opioid crisis.

In 2022, a nationwide agreement was reached to resolve all opioid settlement litigations made against major US pharmaceutical companies, resulting in a $26 billion settlement to assist states with their opioid recovery efforts. Currently, decision-makers across the country are determining how the funds will be allocated; however, grandfamilies – families where children reside with, and are raised by their grandparents, relatives, or close family friends – risk being overlooked. Advocacy is essential to ensure that funds are allocated to helping affected grandfamilies. This guide provides specific action steps you can take to advocate for the inclusion of grandfamilies/kinship families in the allocation of opioid settlement funds.

Download the Opioid Settlement Funds for Grandfamilies Action Guide.