Clay County

Northland Grandfamilies

  • Temporary suspension of face-to-face meetings

    With changes in staffing and Covid-19 guidelines, we have made some changes regarding our program. Current members have all been notified, but if you are new to our community, please see below for our current offerings.

    The Facebook page will continue to be updated as we come across opportunities and resources so stay tuned!

    We will continue to email/mail resources and program opportunities to our listserv as we come across them. Would you like to be added to that list? Email [email protected] to be added to the list.

    We will not be hosting in-person or virtual monthly meetings. However, we will be offering respite care activities for youth and senior programming for our Grandparents through MU Extension programs. Those will be shared in all of the ways mentioned above as well as shared through partners. We hope to share these monthly as we are able to schedule them.

Are you raising a grandchild or other relative? Need support, information or resources? 

Clay County Extension and the Clay County Senior Services have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation.

If you or someone you know is an older adult raising a grandchild, great grandchild, niece, nephew or other young relative, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3496 for more details on the Northland Grandfamilies program. 

You can also check us out on Facebook @NorthlandGrandfamilies!

Monthly Grandfamilies meeting

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Meetings are located at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road, KCMO 64118

  • 2nd Wednesdays 10 a.m.–Noon
  • 4th Wednesdays 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Updates on meetings can be found on the Facebook page @NorthlandGrandfamilies.

How can we help?


There are three support groups that meet monthly. Join us at the time and place that is the easiest for you!

Information and referral

Do you need help finding a program or service to meet the needs of your grandchild or yourself? Give us a call at 816-407-3490.


Do you have questions about your rights? Want to know about legislation in Missouri that might affect grandparents and other custodial relatives?


Need ideas for things to do with your grandchildren or other young relatives you are raising? Check these sites:

Helpful resources