Kinship Care Resources

Information and help for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

AARP Raising Grandchildren

Washington, DC

888-687-2277

Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role

 

Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection (AFGGC)

Newport Beach, CA

949-640-0399

Nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren

 

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

 

Benefits.gov

Helps identify potential eligibility for governmental benefits

 

The Brookdale Foundation Group Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)

New York, NY

212-308-7355

Provides services for caregiver grandparents

 

Casey Family Programs

Services for kinship caregivers in Arizona, California, Idaho, Texas, Washington

800-496-2230 (Seattle)

Provides high-quality foster care, kinship care and transition services

 

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau/ACYF

Washington, DC

800-394-3366

Connects professionals and the general public to resources for children and families

 

Child Welfare League of America: Kinship Care

Washington, DC

202-688-4200

One of the oldest organizations dedicated to family welfare

 

Children’s Defense Fund Kinship Care Resource Kit

 

DNA Services of America

Lafayette, LA

800-927-1635

Provides services to those who need answers to important questions that can be resolved through DNA testing

 

Florida Kinship Center (FKC) at USF School of Social Work

Tampa, FL

Warmline: 813-974-1328 in Tampa Bay area; or 800-640-6444 elsewhere in Florida only

GRAND Magazine has a close working relationship with the Center, which offers comprehensive services

 

Generations United National Center on Grandfamilies

 

GrandFacts

State fact sheets for grandparents raising children

 

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

 

Mooseheart Child City & School

Mooseheart, IL

630-906-3631

Alternative placement options for grandparents who need temporary residences for the children in their care

 

National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights (NCGCR)

Cohoes, NY

1-888-659-3745 helpline

The largest nonprofit grandparent organization in the U.S. for grandparent and relative caregivers

National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Social Security Benefits for Grandchildren

USA.gov Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Zero to Three

Tools to help grandparents care for young children

If you have a question relating to kinship care, please contact Michelle Bauer, Associate Executive Director/COO of the National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights, at mbauer@grandparentsforchildren.org. To learn more about NCGCR, call 1-888-659-3745 or email help@grandparentsforchildren.org

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