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2010-08-25ST. JOSEPH, MO. | By: Wayman
Now, several groups in St. Joseph are discussing what to do about the issue. Diane Hall of the Missouri AARP office recently came to St. Joseph to speak on the issue. She says an organizational meeting of several agencies is being planned in the near future in St. Joseph to perhaps form a support network of grandparents becoming caregivers. In St. Joseph 556 grandparents are now totally responsible for raising their grandchildren. Statewide, there are nearly 78,000 children being raised by a grandparent.