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Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children

In New Hampshire, over 4,000 relatives, such as grandparents, are responsible for raising the children living with them. Most of the grandparent, great-grandparent and relative caregivers we serve are older adults who did not plan on raising a child in their "golden years." Parenting a second time around presents unique challenges. The staff at the ServiceLink Resource Centers can help you find answers, solve problems and assist in making connections to available services.

Respite Care for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers

Respite care can include:

  • a family member, friend or relative (who does not live in the same household) hired under an agency or the FMS provider to provide respite care services; or
  • day camp or overnight camp (limited basis)
  • occasional child care
  • school supplies and school clothes

The staff at the ServiceLink Resource Centers can help you find answers, solve problems and assist in making connections to available services

Program Tools & Resources

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ServiceLink Resource Center
Toll Free Number 1-866-634-9412