Ties That Bind 

Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers Raising Children in Oregon

Children 5 and up can receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

The vaccine is free and you do not need health insurance to get one. If you have questions, contact your medical provider or click here for more information. If you have questions about who can consent to a child’s vaccine, click here.

Support for Grandparents


When you find yourself with a new role, it can seem like you’re facing a world of complications.  These resources may help with legal help and financial assistance you and your child(ren) are entitled to receive.


Life and Relationships

Raising kids while keeping your other relationships healthy will take all your body, mind and heart. We offer these ideas and resources for keeping yourself together.


Parents take on one of the most challenging jobs possible every single day. You did it once, now here you go again! The world has changed. We hope these resources will help. 

Our Community

Join our Facebook group. It was created to bring Oregon grandparents raising grandchildren together to share their experiences and knowledge to support one another. 


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NAMI – Virtual Peer Support Group Opportunity

Parent Support Group by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI Multnomah is running a virtual peer-led drop in support group for parents and caregivers of children/adolescents with mental health barriers. It is available on the first and third Wednesdays of...

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Who can consent to a child’s vaccine?

In Oregon, any child 15 and older can self-consent to receive the Covid vaccine. For younger children, it’s more complicated. The basic legal principle is that regardless of where the child lives, parents must agree on medical care. This principle applies to children...

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