Groups -- Parenting

Relatives Raising Children


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group- Macon County (2002 F,P)
This support group is open to any caregiver who is providing kinship care to a minor child. Education services also provided. Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Macon County Health Department (main conference room), 1221 E. Condit, Decatur.
Call: Sally Williams or Carol Logan- 217-423-6988
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R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Children's Kids) - McLean County (1986 A,P/L)
This support group is for grandparents and other relatives who are raising relatives' children. It provides resources and a time to share ideas, concerns, and experiences. Child care is provided. A newsletter and group literature are available. Enter the building from the back parking lot. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 5:30-7:00 p.m., Children's Home + Aid, 403 S. State St., Bloomington.
Call: Earl Kloppman- (309) 808-9066
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Write: Children's Home + Aid, 403 S. State St., Bloomington, IL 61701


Relatives as Parents Network (RAPN) (1995 F,P/L)
This educational support group is for all caregivers who are relatives of children. Lunch is provided during meetings. Group literature is available. Please call before attending. Meets 2nd Tues., 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., The Parent Place, 314 S. Grand Ave. W., Springfield.
Call: Pieretta Patterson (217) 753-8730, ext. 103
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Write: Pieretta Patterson, The Parent Place, 314 S. Grand Ave. W., Springfield, IL 62704-3716