Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

WILKES-BARRE, SEPT. 28 – Addressing the rising number of multigenerational households across the state, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on the increasing number of grandparents raising grandchildren and the legislation and resources needed to support caregivers and children across Pennsylvania. This hearing explored the challenges grandparents face, the current programs available to help, and what PA can do to provide more help to kinship caregivers. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosts: Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne)
  • Testifiers:
    • Natalie Hoprich, Grandmother Raising Two Grandchildren
    • Karen Barnes, Founder/President, Grands Stepping Up
    • Jon Rubin, Deputy Secretary, Office of Children, Youth, and Families Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services
    • Steven Horner, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Aging
    • Angela Liddle, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
    • Joan Gower, Board Member, Advocacy Fund for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage