Who are we?
To provide a supporting environment for grandparents raising grandchildren in a safe, secure and nurturing home
To provide benevolent relief, respite and support services to grandparents rearing grandchildren, and to protect and promote the well-being and development of grandchildren in their care.
- Family is everything
- Children are our future
- Knowledge is strength
- To raise awareness of the advantages of grandparents acting as full-time caregivers when a child cannot be raised by their parents
- To achieve better life long outcomes for our children
- To support grandparents who are full-time caregivers to protect, care and provide support for their grandchildren
- To ensure that grandparents rearing grandchildren receive appropriate support and are enabled to act in the best interests of the children
Troy Pickard - Mayor of the City of Joondalup
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The support group formally known as Grandparents for Grandkids began in 2000 with four grandmothers and the help of a organization Meerilinga Family Centre in Woodvale. The first President was Bruce Horgan and as the group was getting more members Meerilinga relinquished their involvement so the group could run independently. In June 2002 the name was changed to GRANDPARENTS REARING GRANDCHILDREN WA INC.
We continue to offer support to Grandparents (who are full time carers and rearing their grandchildren) through a number of services which include liaison with Government Departments, information on counselling, childcare,vacation care,budgeting and financial advice, food relief assistance and limited Legal advice.
Click HERE to see an overview of GRGWA
Increase grandparents' awareness on how to access services and support.
Enhance the knowledge of grandparents so they can actively provide their grandchildren with positive outcomes for the future.
Assist grandparents to provide a safe and stable environment for their grandchildren.
Encourage grandparents to participate in activities.