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COVID-19/Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide For Kinship Families and Grandfamilies

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  • Posted on: 11.27.2020
Administration for Community Living

“Kinship Families and Grandfamilies” are families in which children are raised by their grandparents, other extended family members, or adults with whom they have a close family-like relationship. Currently, there are an estimated 2.7 million children in grandfamily/kinship households without parents in the home. Under normal circumstances, these families face significant challenges—health, well-being, financial, and legal—to name a few.

During emergencies, including natural disasters or pandemics, these challenges are magnified for Kinship Families and Grandfamilies. Recognizing this, the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) developed a COVID-19/Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide.

COVID-19/Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for Kinship Families and Grandfamilies contains resources on the following topic areas:

  • COVID-19 Resources for Kinship Family and Grandfamily Caregivers
  • General COVID-19 Information from the Federal Government
  • Tips for “Staying Connected” in an Emergency
  • Helplines and Hotlines
  • Resources for Health Care and Social Service Providers
Administration for Community Living