2.2 million children in the U.S. live in Grandparent headed households
Nearly 100,000 children living in Grandparent-headed households (9.0% of all SC children)
55% of these grandparents are African American; 1% are Hispanic/Latino; and 42% are White.
72% are under the age of 60
24% live in poverty
Project Overview GrandFamily Resource Collections ￭ creates one location where services for grandparents raising their grandchildren are housed—library offers friendly, open environment ￭ Focuses on grandparents because the generation gap between grandparents and grandchildren is most significant ￭ Provides a collection of information, professional librarians to help seek other information, support groups and related programs South Carolina State Library can assist public libraries in reaching out to identified underserved populations in order to go beyond the boundaries of traditional services