UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA presented by Benchmark Human Services
Grandparent / Relative Caregiver Project
Are you raising grandchildren or other relatives? This project was created in response to the growing number of grandparents and other relatives who were raising children in the place of absent or addicted parents.
Its goals are to stabilize the legal relationship between the caregiver and children through adoption or custody and to maximize the financial and medical resources available to care for the children.
The hotline is a cooperative project among Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Georgia Division of Aging Services, the State Bar Pro Bono Project and the Atlanta Bar Association. It offers legal advice, brief services, self-help materials and referrals to seniors throughout the state, handling more than 4200 calls a year. This project serves seniors living anywhere in Georgia.
The project has been adopted by Kilpatrick Stockton, a private Atlanta law firm, and has trained more than 220 volunteer lawyers to take cases
Grandparent / Relative Caregiver Project:
Georgia Senior Legal Hotline