House Committee to Learn about Challenges of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a hearing on the issues of grandparents who are raising grandchildren and the challenges those grandparents face in that situation.

WHO: Watson and members of the committee. Those expected to offer testimony will be grandparents – Rich Hughes from Pen Argyl and Lotte Powell from Honesdale, who will share their personal stories, along with Brian Bornman, executive director, PA Children and Youth Administrators; Cathy Utz, deputy secretary, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Department of Human Services; Suzann Morris, deputy secretary, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Department of Human Services; and Rep. Eddie Pashinski (D-Luzerne), sponsor of related legislation.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 9-11 a.m.

WHERE: B-31 Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,
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