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.
Learn about the educational resources that are available, including individualized family support through our Warmline, caregiver educational workshops, website caregiver resources and an Annual Kinship Caregiver Conference and Resource Fair.
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 Twin Cities support 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.