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Press Releases

Metro Atlanta's largest kinship program wins national award

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability (ISDD)—Project GRANDD is honored to receive the 2021 Brookdale Foundation Grandfamilies Award for outstanding contributions to the field of grandparents and other relatives raising children. The award, part of Generations United’s...

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COVID-19 hits vulnerable seniors raising grandchildren

The “Hidden Foster Care System” of grandparents caring for children is an overlooked population which is at extremely high risk during the Covid-19 pandemic. The age and underlying health conditions of these caregivers along with their poverty, food insecurity and proximity to children...

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Fire destroys ISDD's offices

It was an ordinary Thursday afternoon around 4:15 pm when ISDD's Executive Director, Rainie Jueschke, noticed a faint electrical burning odor. Finding no source in the office, she investigated outside and was shocked to discover fire trucks and smoke coming from the second floor of the adjoining building. Moments later staff were instructed to vacate our building. 

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New hope for struggling grandfamilies
New funding expands services for grandparents raising grandchildren with special needs. Expanded supports and services help grandfamilies to be successful and keep children out of the foster care system...
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