Our students provide more than 35,000 hours of unpaid service annually to the Atlanta community and beyond.
Started by Dr. Susan Kelley, the Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) service model includes monthly visits from nurses and social workers who provide physical, emotional and economic support to grandparents. In addition, grandparents attend support groups and parenting classes where they have the chance to talk with others experiencing similar challenges. PHG strives to enhance the quality of life for these families by reducing stress on grandparents and improving their parenting abilities to advance outcomes for grandchildren. This research is shared nationally and internationally and the program has been replicated in three University System of Georgia universities and universities in Maryland and North Carolina.
Since 1995, PHG has affected the lives of more than 3,000 children and grandparents in DeKalb and Fulton counties.