What is GPL?
Grandparents Love is a nonprofit 501(c)3 created to support and assist grandparents who are raising their grandkids. Grandparents aren’t doing this because they have to, they do it because they love them and are devoted to the next generation. The mission of GPL is to provide the basic resources and support that custodial grandparents so desperately need when taking on the responsibility of bringing up their grandchildren.
How big is the issue?
According to a recent HARC survey, about 1.9% of children 17 and under in the Coachella Valley are being raised by their grandparents. And it continues to grow, with the vast majority under the age of 11. With 88,360 Coachella Valley children 17 and under, almost 1,800 are living with their grandparents.