Saving and Protecting the Lives of Our Grandchildren
2nd Time Parenting provides practical everyday resources to meet the immediate needs of grandparents raising their grandchildren. We provide diapers, wipes, including diaper bags and backpacks that are filled with personal hygiene essentials to better assist a child's transition. We have found that many times grandchildren are left or place with grandparents with only the clothes on their backs. Our goal is to help alleviate an already critical, stressful, and overwhelming time for grandparents that are struggling to care for the grandchildren.
CeCe Vance the founder of 2nd Time Parenting became a 2nd time Mommy again at age 52, when she found herself raising an infant grandson due to both of his parents' drug addiction.
Her grandson was only 6-weeks old when he came to live with her. CeCe understands firsthand the joys and challenges of raising a grandchild, and after 2 1/2 years of talking about it with her husband, he encouraged her to follow her heart and share her story to other grandparents in similar situations, so they know they are not alone and also to let them know there is help available.
Children being raised by their grandparents experience greater stability than those in traditional foster care. However, many Grandfamilies do not receive the support or resources that they need to survive. Across the United States, more than 13 million children are living in homes with their grandparents.
When children and youth are separated from their parents the pain of abandonment, fear, anger, and confusion is very emotional and hard to work through on their own. We can refer you to Certified Counselors that specialize in child development in order to help your grandchild begin the healing process.
Grandparents who have the primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren often face many challenges. Our support groups give you a place to share experiences, network with others, and find workable solutions to the challenges ahead.
We provide educational workshops and seminars that focus on the special needs of grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics:
Many grandparents assume parenting responsibilities for a short time while their adult child “gets it together.” However, raising grandchildren without some form of legal custody can be challenging. We have attorney referrals:
We offer encouragement and support to children who are adjusting to their new living situations. We host family activities so children and youth who are being raised by a grandparent can meet and socialize with other children in similar circumstances. Please contact our office for more information.
We provide referrals & information to grandparents who need support or services for themselves and their grandchildren.
Our Backpack Drive
2nd Time Parenting
“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"
Meeting Address: Fire Stations # 43
4110 E. Chandler Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85044
Please call to register before attending a group
For more Information:
Contact: CeCe Vance at 602.796.0400
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.