Are you raising a child of a family member or a family friend? Your circumstance means you have joined the community in a unique way. As a kinship caregiver, you are dealing with special dynamics, and navigating through the system in a specific way. You’re looking for family-focused resources, and we are here to help.
Almost half the children placed in out-of-home care by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) are placed with a relative or person known to the child and/or family. The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging.
We are here to help assist and provided resources for:
· Unlicensed care of a relative placement
· Foster licensing to care for a relative placement
In addition to the Resource Library listed below, you may need more individualized support. Please feel free to contact our Kinship Coordinator, Luanne Marshall by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-221-4913.
Please fill out this form for more information on fostering and a member of the CaRES team will contact you with an email and phone call introducing you to our program and to see how we may help support you.
Join Luanne on the 4th Tuesday of the month for a Kinship caregiver specific Lunch with Luanne. She will be there answering questions about Guardianships, R-Gap, Unlicensed/Licensed services and and offering supports.
Drop in sessions from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Click here to join the Zoom session.
If you are interested in starting the licensing process and interested to learn more, check out all the weeks of Lunch with Luanne!