Kinship Care

What is Kinship Care for Children in Foster Care?

Relatives and non-relatives are oftentimes called upon to provide a loving environment for children when their biological parents are unable to care for them. This is called kinship placement. Why is this the best placement for the child?

  • They move into a home they are more familiar and comfortable with
  • Better mental outcomes
  • Decreased risk of re-entry into foster programs
  • Increased likelihood of maintaining adult connections and becoming more independent
  • Monthly reimbursement to assist with the needs of the child

Interested in applying for Kinship Care?

Providing 24-hour care for youth to meet their safety and well-being needs by offering affection, reassurance and involvement in activities appropriate to the child’s age.