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Stats & facts

The number of children who have been displaced from their homes and are living with grandparents or relatives as a result of the opioid crisis are staggering and continue to grow. Please visit Generations United and Grandfamilies.org if you'd like to learn more about the following information*.

 
 
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6,716 (3%)

grandparents IN NEW HAMPSHIRE are raising grandchildren

564 (8.4%)

Live at or below the poverty level 

1,854 (27.7%)

Have a disability

4,023 (59.9%)

Are in the workforce

2,520 (37.5%)

Are over 60 years old

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2,700,000 (4%)

grandparents IN THE UNITED STATES are raising grandchildren

509,285 (20%)

Live at or below the poverty level 

642,709 (25%)

Have a disability

1,458,407 (57%)

Are in the workforce

1,022,872 (40%)

Are over 60 years old

 

 

17,593 (6.5%)

children in new hampshire live with a relative with no parent present

24%

Of children adopted from foster care are adopted by relatives

2,600,000 (3.5%)

Children in the united states live with a relative with no parent present

34%

Of children adopted from foster care are adopted by relatives

 

Did you know?

For every child in the foster care with a relative, there are 20 being raised by grandparents or relatives outside the foster care system.

Compared to children in foster care with non-relatives, children in foster care with relatives have more stability, better mental and behavioral health and are more likely to report always feeling loved.

 

*Numbers, gathered from the 2015 US Census, are not reflective of 2019 numbers in NH or nationally which have grown dramatically since 2015