“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”

Our focus is to empower and engage grandparents  to feel confident in navigating complex systems 
in their journey as new grandfamily caregivers.

Click any of the underlined programs below to learn more!

Family Engagements:

A Grand Space Workshop

An 8 week series of 90 min in-person workshops focusing on relevant topics by professional speakers ie: Foster Home Licensing, Self-Care, The Trauma Informed Caregiver & community resources.   Session are offered in a relaxed atmosphere with coffee/healthy snacks followed by a 30 min Peer-Peer Support Groups. Sessions are interactive providing success tools, resources and new connections to community and to other grandparents 

The Grand Mentor Project

Overnight in a COVID landscape the digital divide surged for thousands of grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use disorder.  The ‘Grands Get Digital’  the program will provide caregiver participants with laptops,  hot-spots, one-on-one IT mentoring, and interactive trainings to reconnect them to family, friends and community.
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 Virtual Support Circles

Grab some coffee, a comfy blanket and join us virtually.
Share your story, ask questions, vent, rejoice and feel less isolated in a safe space with other grandparents.
Let's blossom emotionally and intentionally together.

National Grandparents Day - September 2021

We are planning a intergenerational grandfamily day of fun, food and conversation. Celebrate With Us!

Grandparents Day RI Celebration Signup

links to : welcome@grandsfloruish.org

Community Partnerships

The success of our programs would not be made possible without the support, collaboration, funding and generous grants from our community partners. Thank you for you belief in our mission and your lift in making it possible

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Magdalena Andreozzi,  Founder & CEO is a graduate of the Impact Accelerator- 2020 program providing social entrepreneurs with the tools and networks they need to validate their idea, understand their constituents, and formalize growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement.

Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging - Grands Get Digital

PROVIDENCE, RI – As part of its digiAGE initiative, the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging [r20.rs6.net] (OHA) today announced $200,000 in grants to ten local organizations, working to connect more older adults and their families to technology. Through grants of $10,000 to $30,000, funded agencies will equip residents living in areas hard hit by the pandemic with smart devices, internet services, and related training to help them better access online resources, work and study remotely, and virtually connect with family and friends.

West Warwick Health Equity Zone

Since 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Health has made substantial investments in place-based models thatare community-led to address disparities. One of the West Warwick Health Equity Zone’s (HEZ) priorities is to address the needs of grandparents raising grandchildren due to the opioid epidemic.  A resident of West Warwick, Magdalena Andreozzi brought the concept of  ‘A Grand Space Workshop’ to our overdose prevention and recovery work-group, which was quickly added to our community strategic plan.

Generations United

Magdalena Andreozzi, Founder, CEO is one of our GRAND members that serve as strategic partners to inform policies and practices affecting grandfamilies and help reveal family strengths, needs and service gaps. They provide guidance and feedback on Generations United’s resources and advocacy on behalf of grandfamilies. Generations United is a proven, effective advocate for children, youth and older adults in communities and in Washington, DC. Founded in 1986 by leaders at the National Council on Aging, Child Welfare League of America, Children’s Defense Fund and AARP, Generations United's work inspires, empowers, advocates and engages.

RI GrandFacts