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Sep 12, 2016, 06:01 ET Relatives Are Increasingly Relied Upon by Child Welfare Agencies during Opioid Epidemic

With the rise in heroin and other opioid use, more relatives are raising children because the parents have died, are incarcerated, are using drugs,...


Jun 02, 2016, 06:01 ET New Guide Helps Grandparents, Parents and Children Talk Together About Getting Life-Saving Vaccinations

 Valuing Vaccines Across the Generations, a campaign led by Generations United, today released a new downloadable discussion guide designed to...


Jan 11, 2016, 06:02 ET Campaign Promotes Intergenerational Action Around Critical Immunizations throughout Life

 People of all ages should be talking more and doing more about getting the vaccinations needed to build healthy communities for all...


Dec 02, 2015, 06:03 ET New Report Identifies Top 10 States with Supportive Policies for Grandfamilies

 A new report by Generations United found that almost 65 percent of children in grandfamilies, or kinship care,  live in states with only...


Feb 11, 2015, 12:01 ET MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Best Intergenerational Communities

 MetLife Foundation and Generations United today presented three communities with the 2015 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best...


Dec 02, 2014, 12:01 ET New Report Finds that for Every One Child in Foster Care with Relatives, 23 are Raised by Relatives Outside of the System

 The number of youth in foster care who are raised by grandparents and other relatives increased from 23 percent a decade ago to 27 percent,...


Mar 25, 2014, 08:03 ET MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Four Best Intergenerational Communities

 MetLife Foundation and Generations United today presented four communities with the 2014 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best...


Oct 09, 2013, 07:00 ET Generations United Partners with Mentor Up to Expand Youth Jumpstart Grants Program

Grants will help young people develop projects that foster collaboration and address the needs of vulnerable older adults Most people are...


Mar 21, 2013, 11:30 ET MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present 2013 Awards to America's Four Best Intergenerational Communities

These award recipients are redefining community life by throwing out old stereotypes and engaging residents of every age in decision-making,...


Dec 04, 2012, 10:30 ET New Survey On Hunger Reveals One In 10 Adults Goes Without A Basic Need To Provide Food For Another Family Member

In the past year, nearly one-third of adults in America have either experienced lack of food or been concerned about food insecurity among their...


Sep 04, 2012, 11:35 ET Infographic Illustrates Enormous Impact Of Grandparents

NFL Players Association Partners with Generations United to Promote Activism among Older Adults Grandparents have a significant and growing...


Dec 06, 2011, 10:00 ET New Survey Reveals Economy Was Major Factor in Rise of Multigenerational Households

Sixty-six percent of adult respondents said that the current economic climate was a factor in their family becoming a multigenerational household;...


Nov 15, 2010, 11:03 ET New Report Reveals Broad Public Backing For Intergenerational Policy

Poll Shows Most Americans Support Stronger Generational Connections Generations United has released a new report that finds a vast majority of...