GRANDPARENTS ON THE MOVE
Working Towards a Brighter Future
Established in 2003, Grandparents On The Move was incorporated as non-profit 501 (c)(3) in 2008. The purpose of Grandparents On The Move Inc., is to support the needs of grandparents and other caregivers left with the responsibility of raising family members children. Children’s well-being is at the forefront of what we are working towards with other grandparents. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that help support grandparents and caregivers reach their goals and full potential.
The Journey Begins
Ms. Nora Murray is the President of Grandparents On The Move, Inc. Ms. Nora's journey began as a childcare provider to her grandchildren until she became the primary caregiver of her granddaughter after the deaths of her son and daughter-in-law. Ms. Nora recognized the need for resources, quality services and adequate childcare for grandparents who found themselves in similar situations.
Once the need was recognized Ms. Nora systematized and structured a team of grandparents and went to work. Ms. Nora started within the Detroit Public School system at Marion Law Academy on Detroit's east-side. She meet with Principal Paula Hughes to formulate a plan to provide children with after school programs to stimulate minds and family events to bring together the community. Through joint collaboration Ms. Nora was able to provide GOTMO programs to more than 300 children within the Detroit Public School system.
GOTMO's participation was not just limited to the Detroit Public School system we established grandparent counseling groups while hosting several annual charitable events. One of our main goals is to bring families closer together. Hosting an annual Father Daughter and Mother Son dance along with a Valentine Day social are just a few of the ways we accomplish family unite. Through these family social events GOTMO was able to help engage over 100 families throughout the years.
With donations and help from so many wonderful people and organizations we have been able to adopt children for Christmas for the past 10 years. Our GOTMO Christmas program has helped over 150 families overtime. The numbers continue to grow each as we continue our journey with our goal to touch as many children as we can.
GOTMO's enhancement programs such as "Proper Etiquette", "Preparing to be a Debutante" "Fire Safety" "Financial Aware" "How to Create a Business" are just some of annual programs that we provide at no cost. As times change we recognize the need to incorporate different programs and alternative ways to get the programs out to the communities. We are working toward a remote training program so that we can continue our works during this uncertain time.
Our journey is far from over, but we look forward to every minute of everyday we are able to provide services to our families.
The mission of Grandparents On The Move, Inc., is to drive grandparents, caregivers and their children toward resources and programs that provide, counseling, support, advocacy, education and awareness.
Our vision is to introduce grandparents and caregivers to a large platform of available opportunities with local, state and federal agencies. To give them the strength mentally, physically and financially to ease the pressure from simple necessities that should be a right for all those that are caring for children.
WHAT WE DO
MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
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With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with mental & physical well-being. We seek sound solutions to this growing concern. Mental & physical health are often neglected when caring for children, work, stress, depression and just every day life. As we age it is crucial that we take better care of ourselves with not only our diet and exercise but our mental wellness is as important. Click below for more details.
Family Support Services
At Grandparents On The Move, Inc. we are dedicated to supporting families with counseling services and group activities. We have grandparent support groups twice per month, adult & children workshops monthly and recreational activities. Click the button for more details.
Help is Here
Education is the pathway to success. We provide life skill education that is necessary to have confidence within ones self to achieve greatness.
Our programs are non-traditional that promote internet awareness and safety, anti-bullying, money management, teaching interpersonal skills along with workshops. Cyber Security for children and adults, How to Build a legacy to leave to your family and Being your Own Boss and just a few of the workshops that we offer. Take a look inside to learn more.
GOTMO COMMUNITY MEETING EVERY 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
LION'S DEN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
1475 EAST OUTER DRIVE
DETROIT, MI 48234
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Our children created this for us
Ready to handle any situation.
Available at all times for families seeking resources.
Not taking no for an answer!
Determined to provide a better quality of life for our children.
Prepared to handle the obstacles that may hinder us.
Always seeking more ways to improve the lives of our children.
Right there when you need us!
Eager to help our community.
Nothing can stop us!
Teaching our parents and grandparent how to be more involved with our children's education.
Sacrificing ourselves for our children.