Celina ISD recognizes the number of children being raised by grandparents or other kin is on the rise. Celina ISD offers monthly meetings for families raising grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and siblings. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an opportunity for families providing kin care to network and build community. These focus of these monthly is to raise awareness and educate on programs or service agencies available to families providing kin care.
We advocate and empower grandparents raising grandchildren by providing access to resources, information and support.
All Grandfamilies are resourced, connected, and thriving as a family, mobilizing and advocating for themselves and others
892,721 Children living in homes where a relative is head of household
266,337 Grandparents responsible for their grandchildren in Texas
For every 1 child in foster care there are 24 children outside of foster care under kinship
67.4% are under age 60
32.6% over the age of 61-80+
23.2% are in poverty
28.8% have a disability
25.5% are unmarried