GrandFamilies House

Note: The GrandFamilies House program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

GrandFamilies House has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Kinship Caregiver Support Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Families where the grandparents are raising their grandchildren

Brief Description

GrandFamilies House provides housing and support to intergenerational grandfamilies. The fully accessible House offers 26 apartments for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, and a unit for the resident manager. GrandFamilies House was co‐developed by Boston Aging Concerns ‐Young and Old United (BAC‐YOU) and the Women’s Institute. It is owned and operated by BAC‐YOU, which has since merged with Nuestra Comunidad Community Development Corporation

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for GrandFamilies House.


No reference materials are currently available for GrandFamilies House.

Contact Information

Name: Stephanie Chacker
Title: Housing Resource Manager
Phone: (617) 989-0894

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017