The cause may vary but one result remains the same:

When a young person is removed from their primary home, it triggers a traumatic change to their brain. An indelible moment that changes them forever, physiologically and emotionally.


Innovative programming aimed at fostering the critical factors a young person needs to thrive, achieve and develop into caring, competent adults.

Support and Counseling Services including therapeutic support groups, crisis counseling and linkage services that address immediate needs in the home and child’s life, foster resiliency and strengthen these non-traditional families.

Trainings, community outreach and online/offline resources for grandparents and other adult caregivers.

Advocacy at the grassroots and government levels for the rights and concerns of adult caregivers and the youth for which they are responsible.

While GAP’s services are focused primarily in Southern California, we advise families throughout the United States.

What Your Donation Goes Toward

Your donation supports our efforts/ongoing services to grandparents and other relative caregivers.

We are a “ONE-STOP SHOP” for any relative caregiver, providing free of charge, community based programs, services and family-centered social activities. In addition to the emotional support, education and guidance that participants receive, we forge pathways to other needed services in the community so caregivers and children alike can grow and thrive.


Grandparents as Parents’ (GAP) mission is to provide programs and services that meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relatives raising children at risk.

Connect With Us

Grandparents As Parents
22048 Sherman Way, Suite 217
Canoga Park, CA 91303
P: 818.264.0880 F: 818.264.0882