KIPDA's Spencer County Grandparent Raising Grandchild Support Group

On March 16, 2017, a support group formed of grandparents raising grandchildren traveled from the small town of Taylorsville, KY to the big city of Lexington to present at the 15th Annual Bluegrass  Region Grandparents & Relatives as Parents Conference (GAP). Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center Coordinator, and Eleschia Murphy, Youth Service Center Community Liaison, shared their experience of starting a support group with a limited budget. A few members of the group poignantly shared their family story which gave a backdrop to why they are now raising their grandchildren.

They all agreed on the importance and benefits of joining a support group and encouraged other kinship caregivers to find a support group.  

Contact KIPDA to find out more about our Kentucky Caregiver program or to find a support group.