Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 2017 Conference and Future Events

Grandma and grandchild

The Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren that took place on June 7, 2016. Here's a brief summary of the day's events.

The Commission would also like to remind people that it has not been funded in the FY '18 budget by the Senate. In order to continue events like the 2017 Conference, Statewide Regional Workshops, and more, it is requested that you contact the six legislators on the Conference Committee in order to voice support of the Commission.

Please e-mail each of the following Legislators by clicking on the links below and tell them your story, share your experience, and express to them the importance of funding the Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

House of Representatives:

Chair: Representative Brian S. Dempsey

Vice-Chair: Representative Stephen Kulik

Representative Todd Smola


Chair: Senator Karen Spilka

Vice-Chair: Senator Sal DiDomenico

Senator Viriato DeMacedo

Also, watch out for The Commission Summer Newsletter and other upcoming workshops this summer including the Information on Fall Regional Workshops and the Workshop on Starting a Support Group.