PAINESVILLE, Ohio, September 21, 2023– At the Commissioner’s meeting on September 7, 2023, the Board of Commissioners made a motion to proclaim September as Grandparent/Kinship Month in Lake County. This week, the Board recognized a few agencies who assist grandparents and kinship caregivers: Lake County Department of Job and Family Services, Lifeline, and Council on Aging.
The number of grandparents and kinship caregivers who raise their grandchildren or other relative children is increasing in Ohio. There are more than 297,000 children under the age of 18 who live in homes where the caregivers are relatives other than their parents, and of these, more than 189,000 live with grandparents. Please click here to read the entire press release.