Grandmother and grandaughterThe Family Caregiver Support Program serves grandparents and other non-parent relatives, age 55 and older by linking them to:

  • Programs which may provide financial assistance
  • Educational opportunities
  • Grandparent support groups
  • After-school activities for their children


Grants for Grandparents/Elder Relatives age 55 and over

You could get $400 per care recipient. The grant can be used for

  • respite
  • community activities for the care recipient
  • adaptive equipment, and/or
  • self-care activities for the elder relative. 

Dial 503.988.3646 to speak to someone who can help you access the funds. 

Raising Grandchildren/Relative Children 

If you are an older adult taking care of a relative child 18 or younger or an adult relative who has a disability age 18 or older you could get $400 per child. The grant can be used to pay for

  • after school activities
  • childcare provided by licensed and insured agencies
  • summer camps
  • school clothing
  • adaptive equipment for the child with special needs, and/or
  • self-care activities for the grandparent/elder relative client (i.e. parks and recreation programs, massage, etc) 

Dial 503.988.3646 to speak to someone who can help you access the funds. 

Managing Social and Emotional Well Being Through Distance Learning


Support Groups

N/NE Portland Location

Hollywood Senior Centers’  N/NE Grandparents/Relatives Raising Relative Children Group meets the first Monday of the month from10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Location: Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss Ave, Portland, OR 97217 

For more information, contact Amber Kern-Johnson at Hollywood Senior Center Phone: (503) 288-8303

Drop ins welcome!


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