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Seattle Family Center renames itself for a Kinship Caregiver/Staff - The Cynthia A. Green Family Center

Child-only TANF Policy change for Kinship Caregivers living on retirement Income coming November 1, 2014 (PDF) Spanish

2014 Contest Winners: Voices of Children-Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives, Press Release  (PDF)

New Washington State Lifespan Respite Voucher Program now available!   (PDF)

Governor Inslee Proclaims May 21, 2014 as Kinship Caregiver Day   (PDF)

National Grandparents Day Celebrated with WA’s First Lady, Mrs. Trudy Inslee (PDF)

When Kin Step In, by Judy Lightfoot, Crosscut.com, September 3, 2013

King County Kinship Center Director Kimberly Walker wins Ms. Washington Plus America, will compete for National Title while focusing on Kinship Care (PDF)

Updated comprehensive resource pamphlet available for kinship caregivers and the public: Did You Know about the Following Services and Supports for Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children (DSHS 22-1120x)

Six Young Writers Speak Up about Kinship Care and are Winners of State Contest! (PDF)      

Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should do to Support Kinship Families (PDF)
May 23, 2012 The Annie E . Casey Foundation | KidsCount Policy Report

Kinship Caregivers Who Lost Child Only TANF GRANT in November 2012. (PDF) 

Second parenthood a grand challenge (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)

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