Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides free services to grandparents who reside in the same residence and as relative children in kinship care in Oakland, Livingston and Macomb Counties. Program services include workshops, support groups, home visits and intergenerational activities.

•    Workshops – GRG offers interactive seminars on a variety of important topics. These topics include: health and wellness, parenting, and legal issues.
•    Support Groups – In-person and virtual support group meetings let grandparents meet others who are in a similar position and can relate to the ups and downs of their situation.
•    Intergenerational Activities – Finding common points of interest with your grandchild can be difficult, GRG helps by providing events and activities that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together.
•    Monthly E-mail Blasts – Registered grandparents will receive monthly e-mail blasts and mailings containing useful resources.

To sign up for the program or learn more information about it, please call 248.209.2721 or email the program at


•    Must be an Oakland, Livingston or Macomb County resident
•    Must reside in the same household as relative children in Kinship Care


1. Complete the GRG Intake online here.

2. Complete the GRG Household Demographics online here

3. Print out, sign, and date the GRG Release form

            You need to mail the release form to: 

            Attn: Lisa Grodsky
            Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
            PO Box 430598
            Pontiac, MI 48343-0598

            Or fax it to 248-209-2777


Helpful Links

Generations United - Clearinghouse of information for grandparents raising children
AARP - Information on resources for raising grandchildren
Grandparents -  Resources for grandparents including information on supporting healthy child development and tools for addressing some of the more common challenging   situations when raising young children.

MSU - Information on kinship care resources