ISDD COVID-19 RESPONSE:
We continue to provide services and support during this uncertain time. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we are following guidelines and precautions as recommended by the CDC.
Empower, educate and equip kinship caregivers of disadvantaged children in Metro Atlanta.
Project GRANDD (Grandparents Raising And Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities) is the only caregiver program in Georgia solely focused on the provision of supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren or other relative children with
developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions and learning and behavior disorders. Project GRANDD provides support groups, individual/family case management, training, education
and referrals to support stable, safe and loving families. All services are provided at no charge.
Support Groups - for children and adults, you are not alone! Groups meet regularly. Separate groups for adults, children aged 8-12 and teenagers. See sidebar to the right for more information. Registration is required.
Education and Training - to address emotional, educational, medical/developmental and legal needs as well as promotion of personal well-being and relationship building.
Individual & Family Case Management - addresses family needs including emotional, social, financial, educational, legal and healthcare concerns for grandparents and grandchildren.
Home Visits - providing assessment of family needs and individualized case plans.
Monthly Newsletters - provide useful information for grandfamilies including children with special needs.
Family Fun Day - Annual outing for participants.
Material Assistance - Limited assistance with food, clothing and other necessities may be available to registered program participants.
How to Receive Services
Grandparents Raising And Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities
Connect with Project GRANDD and discover you are not alone. Support groups meetings are for adults and children.
*Project GRANDD offers two in-person support groups and one virtual support group monthly. Click HERE to find out about our virtual support groups.
Call or email for more info on attending your first support group.
If you are a grandparent or other relative taking care of a child with any kind of disability or chronic illness, fill out this form or call 470-310-3452.
Atlanta - Fulton Public Library System - Metropolitan Branch
Brookdale Foundations Group - Relatives as Parents Program (RAAP)
Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University
City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation
DeKalb County Human Services
DeKalb County Public Library - Covington Branch
Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development CSP Program
Georgia State University Center for Evaluation and Research Services
Promoting Safe and Stable Families, Division of Family & Children Services
United Way of Greater Atlanta
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