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Jun 13, 2019, 06:03 ET New Survey Highlights Ways to Develop and Sustain Spaces that Serve Young and Old Together

A new survey and report, The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old, from Generations United and The Eisner ...


Oct 09, 2018, 06:03 ET One in Five Children in Grandfamilies are Living in Immigrant Families

More than 544,000 children live in grandfamilies where the child, a parent, and/or a relative caregiver is foreign-born, according to a new report...


Sep 06, 2018, 11:50 ET Number of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives Continues to Rise During Opioid Crisis

Children who are removed from their parents' care by the child welfare system because of substance use and put in foster care are now more likely to...


Jun 05, 2018, 11:00 ET Americans Want Spaces that Serve Young and Old Together, But Can't Find Them, A New Survey Finds

According to a new survey, 92 percent of Americans believe activities bringing together children/youth and older adults can reduce loneliness across...


Oct 31, 2017, 13:17 ET Generations United Launches Multi-Year Initiative To Elevate Voices Of African American And Native American Grandfamilies

Generations United, in partnership with National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and A Second Chance, Inc., is launching a three-year...


Sep 11, 2017, 06:05 ET Child Welfare System Increasingly Relying on Relatives to Raise Children Exposed to Trauma

Thirty percent (127,819) of children in foster care are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, a six percent increase since 2008. In the...


May 15, 2017, 06:07 ET Solidarity Across Generations is Critical for Building Stronger, More Cohesive Communities, A New Survey Finds

Generations United and The Eisner Foundation will release survey findings in the new report I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, the Old, and What We...


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 spark...


Apr 18, 2016, 06:03 ET MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Best Intergenerational Communities

MetLife Foundation and Generations United will present two communities with the 2016 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational...


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 generations. That ...


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 half or less...


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, according ...


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 Intergenerational ...


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

Most people are familiar with programs that match older adult mentors with at-risk children and youth to help them succeed in life. Today,...


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

MetLife Foundation and Generations United today presented four communities with the 2013 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational ...


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

Grandparents have a significant and growing impact on the well-being of their grandchildren and families, a fact brought home by a new infographic...


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; 21 ...


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

Generations United has released a new report that finds a vast majority of Americans want Washington to direct future funding with an eye toward...