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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. Numbers below are from 2015 census and are not reflective of dramatically higher 2019 numbers both in New Hampshire and Nationally.


 
 
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6,716 (3%)*

grandparents IN NEW HAMPSHIRE are raising grandchildren

*2019 reporting puts this number at over 12,000


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 25 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.

Kinship caregivers save taxpayers $6B per year keeping children out of the foster care system.