Kinship Family Support Services
Are you raising a child who is not your own?
You are not alone.
We can help.
LSS Kinship Family Support Services provides education, information and compassionate support for families seeking resources in raising children who are not their own.
Financial, legal, medical and caregiving resources are available to families caring for kinship children. We also offer support and education groups, workshops, online learning opportunities, and a Warmline to call when needed.
Find links to financial, legal, health care and caregiving resources that families commonly request.
Trained facilitators guide the family through a two-hour session to learn how to communicate in new ways and create a family-centered plan to address the safety, well-being and stability of the children.
Take advantage of free online learning opportunities that provide kinship caregivers with resources to understand the kinship family experience, its challenges, and how to support the health and wellness of caregivers and children.
Our support and education groups provide a safe and empathetic space where you can be among others who understand the challenges of kinship caregiving. We also offer helpful topics throughout the year.
Our knowledgeable staff can connect you with valuable resources through the statewide phone Warmline, by email, or through one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please consider a charitable gift in support of Kinship Family Support Services. When you give today, you provide compassionate case management, education and resources to families in need.
LSS Kinship Services are funded in part under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc., as part of the Older Americans Act Program. LSS support of program participants will not be denied due to inability to pay. Your privacy and confidentiality with any of our services in protected.