Are you a grandparent or relative caregiver who is raising a child?
Do you need information and support?
Grandparents have always played an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Today, because families face many problems, thousands of grandparents in the United States, New Jersey and here in Passaic County have become “parents the second time around,” providing safe and loving homes to children who would otherwise be in the foster care system.
GAP is a network of grandparents, service providers, community leaders and educators working together on behalf of grandparent and other relative caregiver families. GAP gives voice to the needs and concerns of grandparents/caregivers who are raising children because their parents are no longer able or willing to do so. GAP offers community forums, educational programs, and a support network of advocates.
For more information, please contact:
Institute for Creative Aging
William Paterson University
973-720-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings will be held the third
Wednesday of each month at the
Paterson Public Library
250 Broadway, Assembly Room, Paterson, NJ
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
unless otherwise noted.
2014 Meeting Dates
Healthy Eating for the New Year
By: Heather Shasa
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Presentation
By: Arthur Holloway
Black History Month
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) parent/prevention education program
By: Jamielee Smith
Women's History Month
"Umi" - A film of the untold story of grandmothers becoming mothers again!
By: Mark Fischer
Autism Awareness Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Housing for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
By: Benjamin Vega
Child Abuse Presentation
By: Wendy Beckett
By: Della Capers and Joanne Cummings
*Meeting in Passaic*
9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Murphy Apartments Senior Building, 14-34 East Monroe Street, Passaic
Parking Available at the Site and Across the Street
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
William Paterson University, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne
Hispanic Heritage Month
Holiday Meeting and Gathering
For more detailed information, please contact Mary Osinski at osinskim@wpunj or 973-720-3690.