Social Services Help All
People And Communities

Life does not offer everyone the same opportunities.
Social services help disadvantaged people and communities.

Social Services Help All
People And Communities

Life does not offer everyone the same opportunities.
Social services help disadvantaged people and communities.

Intergenerational Relationships
Build Strong Communities

Multigenerational families come in all shapes and sizes today. Longevity has given us many gifts, one of which is to see our family tree branch and bloom during our lifetime.

Be Aware

Charities, churches & religious organizations, to private foundations.

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read between the lines

The Risk

Mission driven agencies have different funding & agendas.

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emotional pain hurts too

Smart Solutions

Solutions to help you build your care plan.

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knowledge is power

Find Services

Finding and assessing the right help and social services.

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you’re not alone

Shop for Products

Discover products to help your  journey

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find comfort

Self-Care

Here are some tips on how you can brighten someone’s day.

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spread the love

1800

Non-profit agencies make up The United Way

25%

Americans volunteer each year

60%

Mental health services provided by social workers

Notes from the Author

How many of us know families with four and five generations alive today? According to the Stepping Up for Kids report from the Ann E. Casey Foundation, one in eleven children are now raised by grandparents. These families are called grand families or kinship care. As a former Guardian Ad Litem, I have witnessed Family Court judges encouraging grandparents and other relatives to assume legal responsibility for dependent children as a form of foster care under the court’s supervision.

Grandparents who accept this responsibility are amazing. They continue to create the family quilt at the expense of their own financial needs. The Washington Post estimates the lifetime cost of raising a child at $310,065 in 2022. Grandparents take on the hectic activity schedules of children, health care, education, housing, legal and other costs if the child has special needs. Most of us cannot shoulder these costs on a fixed retirement income, or after the age of 50 when our financial focus should be preparing for retirement. Ann E. Casey Foundation, The Children’s Defense Fund, and The Child Welfare League work at the State and National level creating Kinship programs addressing these needs.

Monica Stynchula – CEO / REUNIONCare, Inc.