North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
Local Grandparent / RAPP Support Groups
Alamance County Regional Medical Center and Alamance County Department of Social Services
Grandparents Support Group
Sponsor: Alamance County Regional Medical Department of Social Services
Center and Alamance County Alamance Regional Medical Center
P.O. Box 202 - Edgewood Campus
Burlington, NC 27216
Contact Person: Helen Brennan: 336-538-8108
Meetings are held twice a month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The meetings are held at the Alamance
Regional Medical Center or the local DSS office and are a combination of sharing experiences,
educational presentations and information exchange.
Black Mountain Family Center Grandparents Group
Sponsor: Black Mountain Family Center Black Mountain Primary School, East State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Contact Person: Shanna McLean: 828-669-0099
The meetings consist of group discussions and sharing time as well as educational presentations.
The GrandCare Program
Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Center 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact Person: Sue M. Korenstein
The Senior Center has the services of a full time GrandCare Director, Sue M. Korenstein and a case
coordinator. The GrandCare Program provides support groups, formal case management, advocacy,
information and referral, and linkage with support to other providers and community agencies that
work with grandparents and other kin caregivers who are parenting children.
Provides five support groups per month at various times, dates and locations throughout Mecklenburg
County. Many programs are offered at the Senior Center and other community locations. GrandCare
has expanded its services to this specific population, and includes advocating for grandparents with
children regarding custody issues, housing, school related issues, family counseling, and other issues.
Call or e-mail Sue M. Korenstein, 704-522-6222 for details.
Down East Partnership for Children--Rocky Mount
Sponsor: Down East Partnership for Children 205 Lexington Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Contact Person: Vicki Corbett: 252-442-5583
The group meets once a month in the evening.
Durham Public Schools, CC Spaulding Elementary
Sponsor: Durham Public Schools c/o CC Spaulding Elementary School
1531 South Roxboro, Durham, NC 27707
Contact Person: Grace Johnson: 919-560-3974
The group schedules meetings during the school year. The meetings consist of group discussions and
sharing time as well as educational presentations.
The Enrichment Center of Lee County Grandcare Support Program
Sponsor: The Enrichment Center of Lee County 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford, NC 27330
Contact Person: Laurie Draughn: 919-776-0501
The group meets once a month. The meetings offer a combination of support group activities and
Facilitator: Vanessa Murchison
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"; Grandparent Support Group--Greensboro
Two groups meet in Greensboro: Senior Resources of Guilford
301 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Sponsor: Senior Resources of Guilford Contact person: Catherine Zahner: 336-373-4816
YWCA of Greensboro, Inc.
Sponsor: YWCA of Greensboro, Inc. #1 YWCA Place
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact person: Lois von der Goltz: 336-273-3461,
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group provides emotional and educational support
to the grandparents. Guest speakers are invited to provide insight into topics having to do with
childrearing as well as some of the legal, medical and financial concerns of grandfamilies.
Grandparents support each other while finding solutions to common concerns. Childcare is provided.
At YWCA -Once a month/1st Tuesday
At Wiley Elementary School - Once a month/3rd Tuesday during the school year
Grandparents with Unlimited Love—Durham
Sponsor: Operation Breakthrough Head Start P.O. Box 1470, Durham, NC 27702
Program Contact Person: Nancy Pierce: 919-688-5541 x236
New support group being organized for Fall 2002
Hamlet Senior Center Grandcare Support Group
Sponsor: Hamlet Senior Center 102 Boyd Lake Road, Hamlet, NC 27603
Contact Person: Susan Sellers: 910-582-7985
The monthly meetings are held in the evening and child care and refreshments are provided. A
facilitator is present and guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting.
Pamlico County Senior Services Grandparents Support Group
Sponsor: Pamlico County Senior Services P.O. Box 184, Alliance, NC 28509
Contact Person: Linda Potter: 252-745-7196
The group meets once a month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. An educational program and "fellowship"
time is planned for each session.
Raleigh Nursery School’s Family Service Center Grandparent Support Group
Sponsor: Raleigh Nursery School 601 Chavis Way, Raleigh, NC 27601
Contact Person: Ula Turner: 919-834-2136
The Grandparents as Parents (GAP) support meetings consist of fellowship over a meal, discussion of
the issues or presentations by professionals. One group meets at night and a second group meets
during a lunch hour to accommodate those who work, need public transportation or do not drive at
United Senior Services RAPP Program--New Bern
Sponsor: United Senior Services P.O. Box 1114, New Bern, NC 28563
Contact Person: Janet Badger: 252-638-3800
The group meets once a month in the evening.