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26 Oct, 2018 | News

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Receives Grant

CCBQ’s Community Program Services were recently awarded a grant from The Brookdale Foundation Groups to begin their own Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP). CCBQ’s Community Program Services were recently awarded a grant from The Brookdale Foundation Groups to begin their own Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP). CCBQ staff members attended a national networking three-day training and conference in New Jersey for RAPP recipients. In addition to Grandmothers As Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.), this program was designed with grandparents and caregivers in mind, offering them resources and services to enable them to better care for their loved ones.
Congratulations to the New York City Department for the Aging’s Grandparents Resource Center for their Janet Sainer Award! Ms. Sainer was a New York City Commissioner for the New York City Department for the Aging in the 1980’s and developed programs to ensure the aging community remained active, educated on health issues and provided with meals.
Pictured from left to right: Sharon Drummond, Relatives as Parents Program Outreach Coordinator, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens; Giovana Montalvo Baer, Director of Grandparents Resource Center, NYC Department for the Aging; and Debbie Hampson, Director of Community Programming Services, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

 

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