Nonparent caregivers – especially those over 50 – face unique challenges when raising children and youth. In 2016 alone, grandparents provide stable homes for nearly 40,000 children who had experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, or trauma. Countless other children were in the care great grandparents, aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends. Nonparent caregivers need specialized support to navigate complex and interrelated problems when they assume responsibility for children.
Through accessible legal services and community-based supports, Co50 Clinics will enable older adults and other nonparents to adapt to and sustain caregiving for non-biological children. Every month, caregivers can come together to learn about issues specifically affecting kinship families and find resources within their community.
Let us know you’re coming! You can sign up for the upcoming clinic:
Please RSVP so that we can provide adequate space, dinner, and childcare at the clinic.
The Children’s Law Center is grateful to the NextFifty Initiative for supporting the development and launch of the Co50 Clinics in Pueblo County.
The involvement of these Key Partners is critical to designing community-driven services to meet the needs of kinship families in Pueblo County.
If you work with caregiver families and want to partner with us, please email Co50@childlawcenter.org, or complete the form below and a representative will contact you.