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GAPS Network
The State Department on Aging, with support from agencies throughout Connecticut, developed the Grandparents as Parents Support network (GAPS). Today the main focus of the GAPS network is to share information amongst the network of over 200 agencies, individuals and community organizations.  GAPS focus in the past was to help provide assistance in establishing grandparent support groups for grandparents and relatives raising children. GAPS support groups were started in all five regions of the state under the auspices of the Brookdale Foundation Groupís national program, Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP). Today there are over 70 support groups in the state of CT.
Joining the GAPS Network 

The GAPS Network listserv provides information to its members regarding grant opportunities, legislative updates, support group ideas, and other pertinent subjects such as legal issues and community resources. To join the GAPS Network contact the Department on Aging Field Representative, Saundra Leubner, at the following E-mail address: 
Grandparent Caregiver Support Groups
Please follow this link for a listing of:
To update your support group email
Additional Information on the GAPS Network
For more information on the GAPS Network, please contact the Area Agency on Aging in your area by calling 1-800-994-9422 (in CT), or by visiting their website:
 For the eastern area:
 For the south central area:
 For the southwestern area:
 For the north central area:
 For the western area:
Follow this link to the map of Connecticut to find the Area Agency on Aging serving your town. 
Additional Resources:
  • Generations United releases the 2015 Grandfamilies report. The reports covers the state of Grandfamilies in America: 2015 identifies key state laws and policies specifically designed to address barriers and better support grandparents and other relatives raising children.
  • 211 - search for resources offered in Connecticut. 
  • The Childrenís Law Center of CT offers free legal services regarding family law issues. For more information please visit their Law Line. The toll free # is 1-888-LAW-DOOR or (1-888-529-3667).

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