Free services and resources to support grandfamilies, strengthen family relationships, and enhance the lives of children.
Have you found yourself in the unexpected position of raising your grandchild or kin? We know you’re facing a complex situation. If you feel unprepared and ill-equipped to assume this new role, we understand and we’re a safe place. Sharing a household across generations can be more manageable with Duet’s support.
Through the help of these supportive services, you can balance the challenges of a new family dynamic.
Virtual and in-person groups in English and Spanish offer a safe space to combat feelings of isolation and burnout in a caring and understanding environment.
Virtual and in-person, special topics on how to care for ourselves and our grandchildren. Connect with peers, acquire new skills, and strengthen your support networks.
Recreational outings for grandchildren to socialize with children in similar situations and a way for grandparents to participate in fun activities with grandchildren.
Get help with preparation of legal document such as guardianship of a minor, non-parent custody, and private dependency petitions from a certified paralegal through a referral.
Receive up to $250 per grandchild/year for extracurricular activities and camps for grandchildren to have fun while grandparents take a little break.
Duet defines a “grandfamily” as individuals who are raising grandchildren or other relative kin who are raising extended family member’s children. Duet’s kinship care services are provided to grandfamilies regardless of income levels. A detailed eligibility intake/interview is required for families requesting financial assistance to pay for respite, legal assistance, and grandfamily outings. Grandfamilies will need to demonstrate they are actively and legally authorized to care for their vulnerable child.
of grandfamilies surveyed shared they felt a sense of camaraderie and support from attending a grandparent support group.
of grandfamilies surveyed shared they felt they gained knowledge and feel more informed, which will enable me to make better decisions as a caregiver/parent.
of grandfamilies surveyed shared they feel they are learning how to better build relationships with the children in their care by attending educational workshops and support groups.
I’ve been blessed to work with grandparents who want to make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren and what they do for love. Our grandfamilies are loving, resilient and simply amazing!”
“The best part of working with the grandfamilies is knowing how much love they have for their little people. I enjoy being a listening ear by holding space for their feelings and providing them with education and resources to help their family thrive.”
“I believe having compassion, consistency, and understanding makes a great impact in the lives of the people we serve. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to help families and children throughout my career.”
Want to connect with others from the comfort of your own home? We have an awesome way to engage!
Duet at Home, is a virtual platform that offers FREE events and classes like Bingo, Tai chi, yoga, painting, and much more. It’s never been so easy to have fun at home.
You only have to register once; once you do, you can join all classes directly at live.televeda.com. You should bookmark this page.
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If you have questions, please contact Duet at (602) 274-5022, ext. 114, or you can contact the Televeda support hotline at (833) 299-1449, or email email@example.com.