Frequently Asked Questions

How can you help?

As a fairly young, non-profit organization, our association thrives on any and all contributions. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with mail-outs, newsletters, printing, grant writing, conferences, etc. 

Also, if you would like to help by making a donation, please do so by sending any endowments to our mailing address:

P.O. Box 74267 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807 

For more information, feel free to call 225-810.3555 [Dot,Dana,Kathy ] or email

How to Start a Grandparent Raising Grandchildren Support Group?

Dot Thibodeaux, founder of "Second Time Around" and Danna Spayde established this support group in 1993. The following suggestions for starting a Grandparents or Other Caregiver Support Group in you area are a result of Danna and Dot's experiences. We hope these suggestions will be useful to other groups: 

What resources are available?

Local resources for grandparents and kinship caregivers will obviously vary from state to state, county to county, and community to community. Click here to

Where can I find information about financial assistance?

The amount of financial assistance that is available depends largely on individual circumstances. Government aid varies from state to state as well as local charities and local food banks.  Read more ...

What other support exist?


Links to other Online Sources

Generations Unlimited

Look for these and other topics in the library

National Family 

Caregiver Support Program-Spanish

Caregiver Support Group-Spanish

Housing Needs and Challenges

Caregiver Support Group

Respite Care 

Subsidized Guardianship Programs

Children's Defense Fund

Guide to Raising Children With Disabilities

Guide to Food and Nutrition Programs for Children

Guide to Child Care and Early Education Programs

Guide to Health Insurance for Children