3500 Westgate Dr..
Durham NC 27707
Phone Number: 201-477-8376
It takes MORE than Love
Service areas: Supportive Services
More than two million American children (89,000 North Carolina children) under the age of 18 live in a grandfamily with no parent present. A grandfamily is created when a grandparent or other family member raises the child of a relative unable or unwilling to parent. When a grandfamily is formed family members such as a grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin or close family friend serve as the head of household.
When grandfamilies are supported, children thrive. Unfortunately there is little if any support for NC grandfamilies. The “It takes MORE than Love” program has been created to serve as a resource for grandfamilies.. Our intent is to share information and resources to support family members as they care for grandchildren, sibling, niece, nephew, cousin or the child of a close family friend.
Grandfamilies need the following types of assistance: legal, financial, physical & mental health, housing and education.
“It takes MORE than Love” is a project of the Fragile Families NETWORK.
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