The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center,* is funded through a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL). Generations United will be coordinating the work of five partners, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, the National Indian Child Welfare Association, USAging, ZERO TO THREE, and Child Trends. A diverse steering committee of the nation’s leading experts on kinship and grandfamilies, including caregivers from the GRAND Voices Network, will also support the Network.
“ZERO TO THREE is honored to join Generations United and other leaders in the grandfamilies field to shine a spotlight on the tremendous strengths and continued needs of grandparent-headed families. By establishing this first-ever Technical Assistance Center, we have the opportunity to build systems of support, guidance, and best practice—that will lead to powerful and positive impacts for grandfamilies and communities nationwide.”
– Rebecca Parlakian, Senior Director of Programs, ZERO TO THREE
* The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.