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relatives as parents Program

Providing Resources, Support, Education and Comradery for Grandparents and Other Relative Caregivers.


The Relatives as Parents Program of the Panhandle mission is to support kinship caregivers raising children with the opportunity to meet and share their experiences, and to learn how and where to seek community resources. 

Grandma and Grandchild in Embrace

49,698 children are living in a home with a kinship caregiver.

In West Virginia, 22,053  Grandparents are caregivers to their  grandchildren. 

33,000 children in West Virginia are being raised by a kinship caregiver with no parent present. . 

21.9% of grandparents raising their grandchildren

 live in poverty. 

upcoming community
 meetings and events
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Join us the second Friday of each month at 6pm!
Kinship Caregivers can receive information, advocacy and peer support at RAPP meetings. 


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RAPP is currently looking for volunteers and interns for our monthly meetings. We are looking for individuals interested in gaining professional experience in child care.


We are offering paid internships and CPR training for interns and volunteers interested in being a caregiver for children during our monthly meetings and family activities! 

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P.R.I.D.E Foster/Adoption Training

Parent. Resources. For Information. Development

P.R.I.DE Foster/Adoption training is available via Zoom for kinship caregivers, foster and adoptive parents. Training aims to strengthen families and provide resources and training for caregivers.

Please message us for program contact information

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are you raising relative children? 

Get the support you need by joining our Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) of the Panhandle. 

we're here for you

Reach out to us with your questions and concerns!

Grandpa and Grandchild Having Fun

get the support you need in a community of kinship CAREGIVERS

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