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.

About This Program

Target Population: Older relatives (usually grandparents) who are raising children under 18 years of age

Program Overview

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

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

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for GrandParent Family Apartments.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for GrandParent Family Apartments.

Contact Information

Julissa Sosa
Title: Director of PSS Circle of Care
Website: www.wsfssh.org/buildings/psswsf-grandparent-family-apartments
Email:
Phone: (718) 620-1262

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017