“It takes a village to raise a child” is an old African Proverb meaning that parents need help from Uncles, Aunts, Granddad, Grandma, Big Mama, and members of the community. Grandparents today have been put in the position of rearing their grandchildren, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as parent’s abuse of drugs, alcohol abuse, abandonment, incarceration, mental illness, unemployment, divorce and death, etc.

Recent news about COVID-19 has impacted us all.

Community & Faith Outreach Initiative, Inc. made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming events through May, 2020.
Due to COVID-19 we are cancelling all in-person events and programs. Thank you for your understanding. Visit  our webpage: grandparentsraisingchildren.org for more information about our online events.
We made the difficult decision to postpone our Youth Today – Legends Tomorrow – Youth Entrepreneurship Expo that was scheduled for May 16, 2020. We will reschedule after the COVID-19 has passed.  We will, however, host a virtual event on Webinar June 2, 2020 .  We will be presenting: “What you need to know about your Social Security” presented by Charo Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security.  
Register at Https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2365201648538512139   as we host this virtual event to continue our much needed work in the time of coronavirus. Everyone is Welcome to join us!  Info:  If you have questions call Mary Vaughn 219-576-2340. Please share information! Thanks and Be Safe!



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