Support group to help those raising another’s child

The Apache Junction Kinship Support Group will hold its monthly meeting 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road.

The group’s members include families in San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Apache Junction.

The topic will be “Parents in the Know: Adolescence 101.” Childcare is available.

The support group provides information, resources and other services for families who are raising children, especially those people who are raising someone else’s child. It is overseen by the Pinal County Kinship Program, which provides services for the state’s 198,000 children who are being raised in households headed by grandparents, other relatives and non-relatives, according to the organization’s website.

These services include legal help; parenting education; foster licensing and adoption support; assistance with government agencies; connections to food, housing and clothing resources and support groups, according to the site.

The meetings are open to the public.

To reserve a space, call 480-694-5153.

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