About Us

Mission Statement

Advance Community Support for a safe and Nurturing Environment for Children Raised by Relatives.

Vision Statement

Build healthy families by promoting broad based community collaboration and coordination to combine resources to reduce substance abuse, increase literacy, and support and stabilize families.

Relatives as parents, inc.

Who We Are

Relatives as parents, inc.

Relatives As Parents INC, a 501(C) 3 Non Profit Organization, exists to strengthen the safety net resources and support for North Idaho children being raised by a relative. The majority of relatives raising children are grandparents so the majority of focus is on the senior population’s diverse needs when faced with unexpected and overwhelming challenge of raising a child in a time in life where they are preparing for retirement. Many of our members have limited financial means at their disposal. We help identify issues and needs of all Relative Caregiver Families, offer a combined voice for legislation action supporting these unique family situations., educate society, provide empowering educational opportunities for Charter Support Group Members, develop networks of community resources and support healthy families interested in creating safe, nurturing and healthy environments for children being raised by relatives.

Board of Directors

Relatives as parents, inc.

Chairman – Glenda Weaver

Relatives as parents, inc.

Vice Chairman – Vacant

Relatives as parents, inc.

Secretary – Kelly Sheffield

Relatives as parents, inc.

Treasurer – Jerry Weaver

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Charter Coordinator – Jessica Gross

Relatives as parents, inc.

Publications Relations – Raymond Hoyt