Welcome Grandfamilies!

On this site you will find and links to topics pertaining to the challenges of raising relative children.  Click on Packie our interactive backpack for information and resources.

Feel free to contact ParentLink directly with any specific questions. ParentLink has a free and confidential WarmLine staffed by Master's level Family Support Specialists. Call 1-800-552-8522 En Español: 1-888-460-0008.  All calls are confidential within the limits of the law.

Support groups 

New Brochure Available!  Check out a brochure from ParentLink specifically for grandparents titled, "A Homework Checklist: Helping Your Grandchild Succeed in School." 

Central Missouri GrandFamily Network

The Central Missouri GrandFamily Network meets monthly on the 3rd Thursdays, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at ParentLink (4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65203). For more information about our local support group, check out our Facebook page or take a look at the group's most updated Central Missouri GrandFamily Network flyer.

Missouri GRANDFamily Support Groups

ParentLink is currently looking for any information regarding Southwest Missouri GrandFamily Support Groups. Please email parentlink@missouri.edu with any information!


Missouri GRANDFamily Coalition

The Missouri GRANDFamily Coaltion is comprised of professionals from various family serving agencies throughout the state of Missouri.  For more information, check out the GRANDFamily Coalition page.

Project Restore

  • Project Restore, a project funded by the  Brookdale Foundation, is in full swing!  Visit our Project Restore page for more information and resources on the topic of depression and grandparents and other relatives caring for children.

Other News and Information

  • Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and communities should do to support kinship families. For more information on Kids Count Policy Report click here

  • Check out this listing of books to read with your grandchildren

  • A new Report, New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives, from The Annie E. Casey Foundation is now available. Check it out!