Grandparents Doing It Tough

A Monthly Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren & Grandparents Seeking Access to Grandchildren as a result of:

  • Family Law Court Decisions
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Drug or Alcohol Addiction                         
  • Illness / Disability
  • Death / Suicide
  • Mental Health

Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of each month 10.00am -12:00pm

OLC Training Room, Vinnies Services, 74 Wellington Street Deniliquin

(Back of Inala House. Enter via Mann Street)

Grandparents face many challenges when confronted with the unexpected responsibility of caring for young children or teenagers

 Including:

  • Loss of independence, and retirement plans
  • Emotional and psychological issues
  • Behavioural problems / lack of behavioural strategies
  • Challenges with setting boundaries or establishing routines
  • Social isolation
  • Dealing with courts and the legal system
  • Increased stress & financial hardship
  • Decreased energy
  • Child development issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Dealing with schools and advocating for children
  • Holiday care activities / respite care
  • Accessing community resources, especially for young people with disabilities

The Grandparents Group offers you:

  • Understanding           
  • Friendship
  • Shared experiences & knowledge
  • Social activities
  • Parenting strategies
  • Support & advocacy
  • Education

‘Grandparents Doing It Tough’ is proudly supported by Centacare SW NSW & St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Hawtin