The Salvation Army – Essex County Area Services
Charles Kelley, Area Coordinator
In New Jersey, 5.5% of all children under age 18 are living with relatives other than their parents – most of them grandparents. Since 1996, the Salvation Armys Grandfamilies Program has provided peer support, counseling and advocacy to and on behalf of these grandparents. Funding comes from community and private philanthropies, including the Schumann Fund for New Jersey.