The WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies Program in the News.

Check out some of these recent highlights:

Grandparents raising grandkids: What do we know, how can we help? Think Kids West Virginia, August 2021

Children’s Home Society Supporting Seniors Raising Grandchildren – WTAP News, March 10, 2021

WVSU Initiative Provides Resources to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Logan Banner, November 11, 2020

New Laptops to Help Grandfamilies Stay Connected With One Another -Times WV, September 6, 2020

The School Year Poses Potential Threat to Grandfamilies as Pandemic Continues– WCHS News, September 2, 2020

Virus, School Questions Pose Unique Challenges to Grandfamilies – Charleston Gazette-Mail, August 1, 2020

West Virginia State University Helping Grandfamilies in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic – Association of Extension Administrators Newsletter, August 2020

Mason County among latest to offer West Virginia States Healthy Gandfamilies Program – WV MetroNews, March 2, 2020

Podcast- Grandfamilies of the Opioid Crisis – “Us and Them” on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, February, 2020

Gov. Justice, HHOMA Director Upson present $249,000 in grants to organizations from Berkeley and Jefferson for BRIDGE pilot program– Office of the Governor, Feb. 15,2020

Newly Formed Bipartisan Tech Caucus Aims To Diversify W.Va.’s Economy, Workforce WV Public Broadcasting, The Legislature Today, February 10,2020

Healthy Grandfamilies Program to Start in Lewis County WV News, February 9, 2020

Legislators receive plea to continue help for West Virginia grandparents raising children– WV MetroNews, January 22, 2020

New statistics show larger percentage of grand families in W.Va. – WCHS-TV, January 8, 2020

Lawmakers told ‘pay now or pay later’ to support growing number of grandfamilies – WV MetroNews, January 7, 2020

Dianna Graves: Helping seniors who are saving our state (Opinion)-Charleston Gazette-Mail, November 22, 2019.

Program geared at helping grandparents kicks off in Taylor County-Mountain Statesman, October 8, 2019.

PORTRAIT OF A WEST VIRGINIA “GRANDFAMILY”-West Virginia Strong, blogpost October 2, 2019.

Wood County Schools, program aids grandparents raising children-The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, September 26, 2019.

New program to help kids whose parents are not there-The Register~Herald, July 24, 2019; U.S. News, July 27, 2019. 

Funding Set to Expand Grandfamily Program-The Montgomery Herald, July 23, 2019.

Healthy Grandfamilies program expanding to Marion and Taylor Counties-WBOY TV, July 22, 2019.

‘Meant to be here’: Riley Freeland helps families like hers through Healthy Grandfamilies-The Exponent Telegram, May 12, 2019.

Healthy kinship and grandfamilies training continues-The Preston County News & Journal, May 10, 2019.

Fostering Hope open house set for today in Buckhannon-The Inter-Mountain, May 10, 2019.

West Virginia Creating Programs to Help Grandfamilies in Need– WOWK-TV 13, May 7, 2019.

Delegate Graves Says Budget Bill Will Expand WVSU ‘Healthy Grandfamilies’ Program Statewide– Members’ Press Release from Delegate Dianna Graves at the West Virginia State Legislature, March 28, 2019.

Grandfamilies Program Going Statewide Thanks to Budget Bill– WOWK-TV 13, March 29, 2019.

W.Va. budget includes funding to expand Healthy Grandfamilies program-The Herald-Dispatch, March 29, 2019.

Training set in Preston for grandfamilies– The Dominion Post, February 9, 2019.

Grandfamilies: Characteristics and Needs of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Journal of Extension, September 2018

Grandparents Step in To Raise Grandkids During Opioid Epidemic – CBS News, August 2018

Healthy Grandfamilies provides support, education, resources to grandparents – The Exponent Telegram, April 2018

Harrison County Board of Education prepares for start of Healthy Grandfamilies program – WBOY-TV Clarksburg, February 2018

Forum to Discuss Kinship Care as More Children Raised by Relatives in WV – Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 2018

Harrison County Board of Education to Work with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – WDTV Clarksburg, December 2017

Harrison County Board of Education Partners to Help ‘Grandfamilies’ – WBOY-TV Clarksburg, December 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Part 3 – Adoption – West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Oct. 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Part 2 – Mental Health – West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Oct. 2017

WVSU’s Healthy Grandfamilies Program Expands to Jackson, Clay Counties – West Virginia Executive, Sept. 2017

Opioid Epidemic Contributes to Number of WV’s Grandfamilies – Charleston Gazette-Mail, July 2017

WVSU Initiative Promotes Healthy Grandfamilies – Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 2017

Organization works to bring resources to grandparents – WCHS-TV Charleston, May 2017

WVSU Program Reaches Out to Grandfamilies in Rand – Charleston Gazette-Mail, Feb. 2017

WVSU Seeking to Help More Grandfamilies – Charleston Gazette-Mail, Dec. 2016