News Archive

  • Get a scholarship to attend a conference on 10/27 & 10/28! - Register through Age+ and receive financial assistance to attend the Should to Shoulder conference in Portland on October 27th and 28th. Learn more to help you cope with physical, social and emotional challenges grandparents and kinship caregivers raising children face every day. Click the link for the flyer below for more information. Don’t wait! Email […]
  • Introducing Ties That Bind - JFRF is confronting issues impacting grandparents raising grandchildren head on with our new initiative, Ties That Bind. This program is our response to the growing issue of kinship caregivers (usually grandparents) who find themselves in the primary role of parent, raising grandchildren due to unforeseen circumstances. You are one of the very first visitors to Ties […]
  • They’re Asking for Grandparent Voices – Speak Now! - Many grandparents raising grandchildren, say they feel alone. However, at least 2.6 million grandparents are responsible for grandchildren in the U.S. Together they would be a city the size of Chicago. Washington is starting to notice. The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act which passed in 2018 also established an Advisory Council to keep it real. The […]
  • No, It’s not Too Late for that Flu Shot - It’s been a tough year for the flu in Oregon. While flu season may be peaking, historical data from the Oregon Health Authority shows that influenza seasons typically run from November to April. So it’s definitely not too late to give your immune system a boost! Typically, flu infects between 10 percent and 20 percent […]
  • An Overlooked Resource: Your Local Library -
  • You Know Vaping is Dangerous. How Can Protect Your Child? - By Dan Fahrbach – The health risks of vaping are in the news. But the big story is that vaping products are crushing it among children and young adults: 23 percent of 11th-graders use nicotine e-cigarettes versus just 3 percent of adults age 25 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Offers Free Online Class for Parents of Children with Mental Illness - NAMI has announced the release of a free online education course, which consists of a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Participants can sign up at basics.nami.org. This is a great opportunity! Click here for more!
  • Where to Find School Supplies in the Portland Area – Summer 2019 - Here is a great compilation from the nonprofit, Schoolhouse Supplies, of organizations in the Portland area that are giving school supplies to children who need them. Where to Find School Supplies in the Community – Summer 2019
  • May 10 – 13th Annual Raising Grandchildren Retreat in Portland! -
  • Free Training in Oregon! - Join Dr. Amy Stoeber in discussing how to build resilient families by understanding ways to overcome adversity and to parent with a positive, strengths-affirming approach. You’ll learn specific strategies that reduce the effects of early traumatic experiences and create stronger families and more resilient children. Click here for more information about the training and how to register! […]
  • Are you one of many Oregonian grandparents missing out on a tax refund? -