Relatives as Parents (RAPP)

Relatives as Parents invites grandparents and other relatives raising children to participate in a group held in a friendly, supportive environment. It’s a place to openly discuss the successes and challenges experienced when taking on the responsibility of surrogate parenting, due to the absence of parents.

Find support, resources, services, educational programs, children’s activities and lots of fellowship.

RAPP meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Clara Allen Family Center, and also meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch.

Lunch/Dinner and childcare are provided at each meeting.

Relatives as Parents (RAPP)


  • Second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.


  • Clara Allen Family Center
  • 331 South Broadway St., Forest City

For more information:
(828) 247-0366

Or email us.