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Grandparent Support Group

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This open group provides support and information to granparents raising their grandchildren. The groups also provides a comfortable and safe place for grandparents to meet with other grandparents and learn from their experience. 

Sponsored by: The Youth Trauma Program at Saint Anne's Hospital

Facilitator: Jenniefer Salem-Russo MSW, LICSW

Location: Saint Anne's Hospital
Clemence Hall Room 208
795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Ongoing Grandparent Group

This ongoing group provides support and information to grandparents raising their grandchildren. The group also provides a comfortable and safe place for grandparents to meet with other grandparents and learn from their experience.

This group will take place on Wednesdays from 10:00AM- 11:00AM weekly. It will be held at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Clemence Hall- (Room 208). This is located on 795 Middle Street, Fall River.

If you have any question or would like to sign-up please call, Jennifer Salem-Russo MSW, LICSW at 508-674-5600 ext. 2283.

A Workshop for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A free workshop for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren
and are interested in learning about issues related to custody, finances, housing, visitation choices, and legal assistance. This workshop will be held on October 24th  from 10:00-11:30 am at Saint Ann's Hospital in Clemence Hall Room 134.

This program is sponsored by the Youth Trauma Program of Saint Anne’s Hospital.

Presenter will be Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies, staff attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership, Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, LLC.

There is no charge, but due to limited seating, please register in advance by calling Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Youth Trauma Program, 508-674-5600, ext. 2283.

Free valet parking is available at the hospital’s main entrance on South Main Street, or self-parking is available opposite Clemence Hall in the medical office building lot.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: You are Not Alone!

If you are a grandparent raising your grandchild -- struggling with finances, child care/school or mental health issues, or if you are a grandparent  who is concerned about the safety and well-being of your grandchild but you don't know how to help, where to go, or what to do, you're not alone. 

Resources are available to help you learn how to navigate the systems and advocate for yourself and your grandchild. Mass.gov offers a free Grandparent's Resource Guide covering everything from custody, legal issues, insurance, safety and more. To view the guide online, click here.

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