A new group has been formed to provide free support to those who are raising children who are not their own.
Relatives Raising Relatives and Others meet every other month, with morning and evening sessions. The next support group meetings are planned for:
- 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky. Snacks and refreshments provided.
- 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St., Florence. Note: Dinner is also offered, starting at 6 p.m.
Sessions will also be held in March, May and July of 2018.
A variety of topics are covered during the support group meetings, including handling behavioral issues, parenting skills and navigating the judicial system.
Relatives Raising Relatives and Others is supported by a variety of local organizations, including the Boone County Public Library, Florence Christian Church, Anthem-Medicaid, Boone County Schools’ Family Resource Center Coordinators and the Boone County Alliance. Financial support from the program comes from the Mayerson Foundation and the Scripps-Howard Foundation.
For more information on the support groups, please contact Renee Wooten @859-282-4610 ext. 20318 or firstname.lastname@example.org