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Lean on me
When you're not strong
I'll give you hope
I'll help you carry on
We all need somebody to lean on.
from the song
is more true than this song when it comes to grandparents raising grandchildren.
Together we can ease the pain, share the good times and help one another
to grow and be the best we can be for our grandchildren, our families and
ourselves. To be with others who know exactly what we are going through
is so healing. Some have been there and done that and can help us
past the rough spots and can give us hope that we too can not only survive
this new adventure of raising grandchildren but flourish and bring forth
a new generation of responsible human beings. What better goal could a
Below is a
list of the support groups that we know about in your state. If you know
of a support group in this state Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org..
Hamilton County Relative Caregiver
Caregiver Support Group
Second and third Tuesday from 10:00
a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Parents' Place
2300 Bailey Avenue,
Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Our whole family support group
is held the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Signal
Centers - 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37402. The "whole
family support group" provides separate group sessions for the relative
caregivers, teens, and children. Dinner is always served.
To contact the Hamilton County Relative
Caregiver Program for more information call 423-648-6575.
Did You Know
Grandparents that lack a good support
network are at a high risk for depression and other stress related illness.
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