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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.

  • Case Management - addresses family needs including emotional, social, financial, educational, legal and healthcare concerns for grandparents and grandchildren.

  • In-Home Tutoring - for children who are not performing at grade level.

  • Respite Care - for children with disabilities to ease the caregiver burden.

  • IEP & 504 Plan Advocacy - to ensure children receive equitable public education.

  • Guardianship Support - assistance to ensure caregivers have the ability to make necessary decisions and receive assistance to care for relative children.

  • Monthly Newsletters - provide useful information for grandfamilies including children with special needs.

  • Family Fun Days - Annual outings for participants.

  • Material Assistance - Limited assistance with food, clothing and other necessities may be available to registered program participants.

Project GRANDD


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How to Receive Services

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.

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Grandparents Raising And Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities

Support Groups

Connect with Project GRANDD and discover you are not alone. Support groups meetings are for adults and children.

Registration required

Call: 470-310-3458

or email:

Check latest newsletter link below for up-to-date support group information



1st Tuesday

10am - 12 pm

Phone: 256-581-5048

PIN: 611 544 546#



Registration required

Gwinnett County - Family Group

2nd Monday 

6pm - 12pm

 Spectrum Autism Support Group

2997 Main Street

Duluth, GA

Separate groups for children & teens

Childcare for under 8 years

Dinner provided


or call: 470-310-3458

DeKalb County - Adult Group

2nd Tuesday

10:30 am - 12: 30 pm 

DeKalb Library Covington Branch

3500 Covington Hwy

Decatur, GA 


or call: 470-310-3458 



Fulton County - Family Group

3rd Tuesday

6pm - 8:00pm 

Fulton Library Metropolitan Branch

1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW

Atlanta, GA 30310

Separate groups for children & teens

Childcare for under 8 years

Dinner provided


or call: 470-310-3458

DeKalb County - Family Group

4th Tuesday

New Life Community Alliance

3592 Flat Shoals Road

 Decatur, GA 

Separate groups for children & teens

Childcare for under 8 years

Dinner provided


or call: 470-310-3458

Please call or email to register to attend your first support group. 



  • Atlanta Regional Commission

  • Promoting Safe and Stable Families

  • United Healthcare

  • Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development Services

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta

  • DeKalb County Human Services

  • The Brookdale Foundation Group

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society

  • New Life Community Alliance

  • Fulton County Library System

  • DeKalb County Library System

Your tax-deductible gift helps provide  supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities.

Make a donation to Project GRANDD!


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