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Support Groups

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Kinship Support Groups Sorted by Location - Find help near you!

Central Bucks/Montgomery County
Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church

321 W Butler Ave, New Britain, Pa 18901

Beth Jester: 215-345-1099

Meetings every other Monday from 6-7:30 PM


Lower Bucks/Montgomery County

Acts of Grace Church

1609 Woodbourne Rd., suite 403B

Levittown (back of the complex)

Meetings every other Monday from 6-7:30 PM

Carbon County

Kinship Group by Behavioral Health Associates

413 Bridge Street, Weissport, PA 18235

Terry Berger: 610-379-9304

Contact Terry to sign up and for current meeting times. This is a closed group which allows new members to begin after each 10 week cycle

Chester County

Grandfamilies Support Group

Coatesville Center for Community Health

1001 E Lincoln Hwy

Coatesville, PA 19320

Deborah Willett: 610-246-2261

Clearfield County

R.E.S.T. Inc. Support Groups

Hyde Wesleyan Church

1215 Riverview Road

Clearfield, PA 16830 and
(2nd location) Parkside Community Center

120 West Park Avenue

Dubois, Pa 15801

Bobbie Johnson814-762-2933

Meetings: First Monday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

RAPP - Children's Aid Society

1008 South Second Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

​Shannon Kelly


Crawford County
YWCA Titusville

201 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354


Meeting 4th Tuesday at 10 A.M. (Free)

Cumberland County

301 G Street, Carlisle, Pa


Meeting 1st Tuesday

Dauphin County


Dolorez Cobb-Jones

717 686-9237

*Call or email for current meeting times

Delaware County

Gratitude 4 Grandparents (G4G)

Media, PA 19063

Rhea Kelsall: 484-321-1098

Grands Stepping Up

887 Fairfax Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Karen Barnes: 610-355-6362

Lancaster County
Coby's Family Services

444 Murry Hill Circle, Lancaster, PA 17601

Abby Keiser: 717-435-8139

Meets every Tuesday from 8:00-9:00 PM

Lackawanna County

Parents: A Second Time Support Group

Throop Civic Center 
500 Sanderson St Throop, PA 18512

Call to register, free child care and dinner
PAST group meets at the civic center the 2nd Monday of each month 5:30-7pm 
500 Sanderson Street, Throop PA 18512


Lehigh County
Kinship/Grandparent Support - Bilingual Groups and 12 week classes

Virtual and in-person groups/classes

Pinebrook Family Answers
402 N Fulton St, Allentown, PA 18102

The 12 week Groups/Classes are held on rotating basis, call for next start date. Current group begins September 1, 2022. Meetings held at 1pm

Luzerne County

New American Heroes

40B W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Joan Gower 570-401-9815

Meets the second Monday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Pittston Memorial Library Group
​47 Broad St, Pittston, PA 18640

Howard Grossman 570-262-3443

Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 12:00pm (noon)

LVA Resource Parent Support Group

25 Old River Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Jackie Eckenrode: 570-822-9706

Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Philadelphia County

Grand Central

1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, PA 19107

Chartan Nelson 215-557-1554

Grands As Parents
​2234 N Woodstock St, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Tioga County

Grandsavers are Lifesavers
First Baptist Church
7 Sherwood St.
Mansfield, PA 16933
Theresa Swain
Meets the 2nd Weds. of the month from Sept. to May from 5:30-7:00 PM, dinner and childcare are provided
*summer meetings are informal, fun events

Wayne County
Grand Love Way

1445, 601 Park St, Honesdale PA 18431

Allison Pretty-Hopkins: 570-253-5838

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in the David Katz Conference Room.
*December through March the meetings are once monthly


Westmoreland County
Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Sherri Clay-Higgins: 724-797-3799
Kathy Ferlin: 724-875-8301 

Visit their Facebook group for most up to date times and location of meetings

Wyoming County

Endless Mountains Grandparents and Substitute Caregivers Support Group

Nancy Aiello: 570-836-1988

Linda Coolbaugh:

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Children's Service Center, 133 West Tioga St, Tunkhannock, PA across from the high school.

Can't find a group near you? Join KINdred Spirits
for online community 
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KINdred Spirits Virtual Support Group

Meetings 1st Thursday of each month 6:00 pm.-7:30 pm.

Alex Maasdam: 866-546-2111 ext   2

KINdred Spirits Virtual
Support Group


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