The Gap Program provides services to grandparents and other relatives who care for children in the absence of parents. We support families by providing in-home assessments, case management services and support groups for caregivers. The Gap Program builds on the family’s strengths and works with all family members to find solutions to the challenges of raising children in today’s complex world. Locations include: Abilene, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Killeen, Lubbock, San Antonio, Tyler and Waco.
This program provides assistance for Texas grandparents caring for grandchildren living in their home. (PDF file) En Español version too.
AARP, The Brookdale Foundation Group, Casey Family Programs, Child Welfare League of America, Children's Defense Fund and Generations United have partnered to produce state and national GrandFacts fact sheets for grandparents and other relatives raising children.
Realizing you're not alone...More than six million children - approximately 1 in 12 - are living in households headed by grandparents (4.5 million children) or other relatives (1.5 million children). Learn about public benefits available to grandparents and other relatives and the children they raise vary from state to state.
If you take care of grandchildren, find grandparent programs in your state and get information about benefits, assistance, and more.
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