Ties That Bind 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Oregon



When you find yourself with a new role, it can seem like you are facing a whole new world of complications. Where to begin? These resources may help you sort out the legal details and find the financial aid 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. So, hopefully without adding more pressure to your stressed life, 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. Schools, technology, societal standards for what’s acceptable aren’t the same. We hope these resources will help. 

Support during the coronavirus outbreak.

Grandparents raising grandchildren have extra fears and needs. Visit this page for updates on things you can do. Stay strong. Be well. Love each other.

Join our online community.

This group was created to bring Oregon grandparents raising grandchildren and other relatives raising children together to share their experiences, stories, knowledge and resources to support one another. We believe in the wisdom of the group.


Update: Help finding food for kids

Now SNAP benefits are even more valuable. In April and May, Oregon households receiving SNAP benefits will receive the maximum amount available for their household size. If your monthly SNAP benefit before the COVID-19 crisis was less than the maximum for your...

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Ten Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

We talked to teachers, parents and other grandparents raising grandchildren starting the day schools were closed. Here some thoughts. No one can do all of these! Pick and choose strategies you find most realistic and useful.

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