PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2, 2015 — Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and the Philadelphia Kinship Care Committee will help grandparents and other relatives lead a more balanced life as they help caring for children during “Helping Hands Kinship Care Conference 2015,” at 9 a.m., tomorrow, Oct. 3, at West Philadelphia High School.

One-in-five children under the age of 17 are being raised by a grandparent or relative.

This third biennial conference will present workshops on issues relevant to family living, such as custody and the law, family dynamics of kinship care, and behavioral health resources. Other resources and vital information will be offered.

Conference goers have been required to register for the event, and Sen. Williams said people may still register for the conference today by calling Chartan Nelson at Grand Central at 215-557-1554.

A free lunch will be served during the conference’s keynote presentation by state Rep. Rosita Youngblood. The conference will also offer free onsite child care, or a stipend if the attendee stays for the entire event.

Media coverage is invited.

WHAT: Sen. Anthony H. Williams to present “Helping Hands Kinship Care Conference 2015.” Rep. Rosita Youngblood to deliver keynote.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3.

WHERE: West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.


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