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More help available for grandparents raising grandkids

The Arizona Republic's recent article on the unique challenges, and joy, that grandparents raising their grandchildren experience on a daily basis. Sherry Griffin, grandparent advocate and CAA Leadership Academy graduate is featured in this article.

More Good News from the Legislature…

CAA is pleased to let you know that many of the bills we are supporting are advancing through the legislative process this week.

Help for Grandparents Raising their Grandkids

Thanks to the tireless advocacy efforts of the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors and supporters like you, CAA is pleased to report that SB 1090 passed unanimously yesterday in the House Reform and Human Services Committee. This legislation would provide a monthly $75 stipend to eligible grandparents and great-grandparents raising their grandchildren who have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and are not receiving foster care payments or TANF cash assistance.   Read more

One Step Closer for Grandfamilies

SB 1090, the bill with a $75 monthly stipend for qualified grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, passed 29-1 on a full vote in the Senate. It’s now on to the House! Read more

More Arizona Children Raised by Relatives

Dana Wolfe Naimark, Children’s Action Alliancednaimark@azchildren.org(602) 266-0707 office Laura Jasso, Arizona Grandparent Ambassadorsgparentambassador@gmail.com(520)-240-6055Brenda Gloria, Arizona Grandparent Ambassadorsbeeglow@graffiti.net(602) 670-3078 Download PDF Version Key Policy Steps Can Help Children Thrive What do President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and Oprah Winfrey have in common?  Like 60,000 children in Arizona today, they were raised by their grandparents or other relatives for part of their childhoods.  Read more