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GRANDMAS2GO INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors
  • Women

Location

140 S HOLLY ST SUITE 1291MEDFORD, OR 97501 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Grandmas2Go matches "trained and trusted women of wisdom and experience" with struggling families to mentor, nurture and support parents and babies during the critical years of childhood brain development - from pregnancy to preschool.

Description

Grandmas2Go serves struggling and "at-risk" families in Southern Oregon who are separated from extended family - either by distance or dysfunction. Our home visiting services are available free to any family that needs our help. Our volunteers undergo background checks and receive 12 hours of basic training including: childhood brain growth; the lifelong effects of early trauma; current best practices in infant/toddler care; positive parenting; and compassionate listening skills; plus continuing education at Grandma Gatherings held twice each month. We enjoy our time with families as well as time spent with like-minded women who are staying active, involved and giving back to their communities.
Grandmas2Go-Family Coaches was named one of the top five most innovative, intergenerational programs in the 2017 Encore Prize competition; and has been featured in Forbes and MarketWatch, as well as in local and regional media. Visit our website to learn more: www.grandmas2go.org. Our goal is to bring Grandmas2Go to every community where there are struggling families and senior women with the compassion, comittment and the desire to help the next generation of families to be the best that they can be!

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