Governor Wolf recently signed two bills supporting kinship and relative caregivers.
H.B. 2133 establishes the Kinship Caregiver Navigator Program and H.B. 1539 would grant temporary guardianship to grandparents when the parents of the grandchildren are unable to care for them primarily due to substance abuse issues.
Watch the signing here. You'll see Family Voices United & GrandVoices Member, Joanne Clough, who was present at the signing. Joanne serves as a grandparent member of the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee’s Subcommittee on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and was invited as a member to be at the signing.