Today’s grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the child’s parents aren’t available; others are great playmates with their grandchildren or what many may think of as traditional grandparents. An emerging role that some grandparents find themselves in is raising their grandchildren. The focus of the GRANDPARENTING TODAY web site is on such grandparents and others who are raising their relatives’ children.

Wisconsin Resources

This section features a county-by-county listing of agencies and organizations who form the Wisconsin Support Network for grandparents raising grandchildren. It also includes State Resources such as the Wisconsin AARP Legal Guide; County Resources; Newsletters with helpful suggestions; Educational Resources for caregivers as well as professionals; Fiscal Resources that grandparents may qualify for to help them ease their financial strain and Other Resources including demographic data on Wisconsin families.

National Resources

This section features Caregiver Resources for relative caregivers, including Through the Eyes of a Child, focusing specifically on younger children; Teaching Resources for service providers and educators, and National Web Sites of potential interest to relative caregivers, especially grandparents.


This section features articles and fact sheets on a variety of topics of interest to professionals as well as grandparents and other relatives raising children. The articles are organized in topic areas. and compiled from numerous sources.