Nothing is more important THAN FAMILY!


Saving and Protecting the Lives of Our Grandchildren

About 2nd Time Parenting

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Mission

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.

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The Founder

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. 

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Why We Started 2nd Time Parenting

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.  

Grandparent Support Services Can Help You Find:

Healing The Hurt

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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.

Support Groups

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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.  

Educational Workshops

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We provide educational workshops and seminars that focus on the special needs of grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics:

  • New 2nd Time Parents "Parenting Again"
  • Challenges Infants, Children, and Youth
  • Advocating For The Needs Of Your Family
  • Guardianship and Adoption
  • Financial Literacy
  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Safeguarding Your Home (Hazards &  Poison Control)
  • Protection You & Your Grandchildren 
  • Staying Healthy Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, and Spiritually 
  • Balancing Work & Home
  • Recovery Meetings & Information

Legal Referrals

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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:

  • Legal options for grandparents 
  • Legal guidance and assistance

Group Activities

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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.


Referral & Resources

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We provide referrals & information to  grandparents who need support or services for themselves and their grandchildren. 


  • Baby Formula 
  • Diapers
  • Cribs
  • Food 
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Car Seats
  • Books
  • Toys and much more...

Support Group Meetings

  

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 

Or 

Email: Info@2ndtimeparenting.org

No upcoming events.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Contact Us

Saving Lives

2nd Time Parenting

P O Box 27787, Tempe, AZ 85285, US

602.796.0400