GrandParent Family Apartments

Note: The GrandParent Family Apartments 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

GrandParent Family Apartments 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: Older relatives (usually grandparents) who are raising children under 18 years of age

Brief Description

The mission of the Grandparent Family Apartments is to provide safe and affordable housing and support systems that enable grandparents raising grandchildren to reach their full potential and their grandchildren to gain the emotional and educational tools essential for success. GrandParent Family Apartments is a collaborative project among Presbyterian Senior Services (PSS), West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH), and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The housing is in a building that was built for this purpose with elders and children active participants in the design of the building. The building includes a ground-floor activity center and garden; apartments with emergency cords in bedrooms and grab bars in the bathrooms; and 24-hour staff and support. Services provided for caregivers include: Support groups, respite counseling, intergenerational programs, Education workshops and seminars and benefit and entitlement assistance.

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates 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 GrandParent Family Apartments.


No reference materials are currently available for GrandParent Family Apartments.

Contact Information

Name: Julissa Sosa
Title: Director of PSS Circle of Care
Phone: (718) 620-1262

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017