Kinship Care

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Are you raising a child of another family member or a family friend?

Then you might be what we refer to as a Kinship Caregiver. Here are two videos that will tell you more about the kinship community and resources available to you.

grandparents and grandchildrenWhat information do you need today?

  • Kinship Training for 211 Operators and Other Professionals
  • 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.
  • Benefits and Services - Learn about Kinship Navigators, Financial Help, Child Care, Free or Reduced Price Food, Foster Care Resources for Children with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability, Free Recreational Passes, and more.
  • 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
  • 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
  • What’s New - Special events and new resources
  • Newsletters
  • Publications

Kinship Reference Guide Handouts

Woman & a girl Kinship Navigators Can Help!
Woman & a girl making a heart shape Kinship Families Health Resources
Old couple with a kid Mental and Behavioral Health Resources
Woman with a little boy Meeting Basic Needs
Woman with two young girls Kinship Families Education Resources
Hand in hand Grandparents, Relatives, and Others: What You Should Know
Woman with two young kids Kinship Rack Cards