Welcome to Colorado State University's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) website. In 2008, with funding from Colorado State University Extensionís Innovation Grant, this website was created with the goal of providing useful resources and reliable, current information for grandparents that have taken on the role as primary caregiver for their grandchildren.
Although, grandparents' raising their grandchildren is not a new trend, the significant rise over the last two decades is alarming. As a result, grandparents are in need of resources as they meet the most basic needs (i.e., food, shelter, clothing, etc.) of one or more grandchildren who live with them. Local Colorado grandparents raising grandchildren have expressed a desire for online resources to be available to help them overcome barriers, answer their questions, and enhance their relationship with their grandchildren.
The GRG website includes research based information to HELP grandparents. HELP stands for Health, Education, Legal, and Parenting concerns. Our website is updated monthly and includes stories from other grandparents raising grandchildren in the community, community resources, information on community support groups, frequently asked questions, and the ability to ask questions to an expert in the field. It is our purpose to increase grandparents' knowledge about the issues impacting them, while empowering and uniting grandparents who may feel isolated, invisible, or overwhelmed.