County and Other Partners Sharing Resources and Supportive Connections
April 15, 2012 (San Diego County) -- More than 24,000 grandparents in San Diego County have primary responsibility for meeting their grandchildren’s daily needs. As surrogate parents, they must re-learn and navigate a complex network of health, educational, and social services, often without much help.
The County of San Diego’s Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) and numerous government and community partners including the First 5 Commission and the Commission on Children, Youth, and Families, are partnering to offer a symposium to help these special families.
“These grandparents have made numerous sacrifices to provide a better life for their grandchildren,” says Supervisor Greg Cox, who is spearheading the symposium. “We need to do what we can to make their situations easier and more fulfilling.”
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren symposium will be informative and inspirational. Non-grandparent relatives who are raising a relative’s children are also invited. Attendees will hear from experts, visit resource tables, attend workshops, and share their needs.
The event – to be held Saturday, April 21 – will provide a free lunch. Childcare is available upon request when registering. RSVP required.
Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego 92114 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Registration 8-9
- North County Lifeline Vista Townsite, 642 Vista Village Dr., Vista 92083. Time: Same as above
- San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 N. Broadway, Escondido 92025. Time: Same
- Norman Park Center, 270 F. St., Chula Vista 91910. Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
- Meridian Baptist Church, 660 S. 3rd St., El Cajon 92019. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.