Grandparent Support Network

The Grandparent Support Network (GSN) is a peer support group for grandparents providing full-time care for their grandchildren. 

At weekly meetings, children and grandparents have access to case management, resource connections, mentoring, and on-going assistance to create a continuum of care for these children and families from birth to college graduation. 

 Program Highlights: 

    • Caregivers are given needed respite and share strengths, challenges and resources with one another
    • Guest speakers provide education on relevant topics
    • Children engage in social and emotional skill building groups and physical activities
    • Families share a hot meal provided at no cost
    • Children meet with mentors for academic and social support
    • One-on-one mentor support
Want to make a difference? We are now seeking mentors & tutors!

Volunteer opportunities:
    • Provide education on relevant topics as a guest speaker
    • Engage children in social and emotional skill building groups and physical activities
    • Assist in the kitchen to prepare a hot meal for participating families
    • Tutor children and provide academic and social support
    • Provide one-on-one mentor support to grandparents or grandchildren

 Now seeking team volunteers:

    • Elect a team leader from your company or civic group
    • Recruit a total of 4 team members to volunteer
    • Set your team schedule and each member volunteers one night per month!

GSN Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, August 30th from 6 - 8 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Catherine Kennedy Home
207 S. Third St., Downtown Wilmington 

 

 Download Flyer

 For more information, contact Shirley Jones: gsn@ywca-lowercapefear.org

 

Proudly supported by:

Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation