Are you a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child? You are not alone. Over 43,000 people in Washington State are caring for a relative’s child. The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.
Getting answers to questions and finding services, programs, and support can be confusing and overwhelming. We are here to help.
- What’s New - Special events and new resources
- Benefits and Services - Learn about changes in Child Care (WCCC) and Financial Assistance (TANF) benefits, Financial Help, Child care, Free or Reduced Price food, Foster Care Resources, and the Family Health Hotline
- Health Care - Applying for Children’s Health Coverage, Finding Dental Care, Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Informed Consent for Medical and Mental Health Services, and Resources for Children with Disabilities
- Kinship Navigators, Resource Persons and Support Groups - Find your local contact information for support groups, Kinship Navigators and resource persons who are there to support you and other grandparents and relatives raising children.
- Legal Issues - Legal options, Legal services, and Child support resources
- Professionals - For professionals, advocates and relatives raising children; kinship care related legislative, policy and public information documents
- Publications/Links - Kinship publications, websites, book
- Raising Children Today - Information and Training, Raising a Child with Special Needs, Raising a Child of a Substance Abuser, and Mentoring Children