Kinship Care is the full-time care and nurturing of a child by  grandparents or another relative or someone who has a significant emotional relationship with the child.  Whether a family is dealing with  physical or mental illness, child abuse, incarceration, substance abuse, military deployment or death, there are times when grandparents or other extended family members need to step in to care for a child.


There are two-types of kinship care: 


Informal Care is when family members become caregivers for related children without the involvement of the court or social services.


Formal Care is when arrangements are made by the court with the assistance of social services. 


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Grandparents  

Raising 

Grandchildren

and others

Raising Relative Children



Since 1998,  we have touched the lives of more than 4,500 at-risk children and families. We are grateful for our community partners,  generous cash contributions and donations of  speciality items. 





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HFC  - Kinship Family Resource Center offers a variety of supportive services for grandparents raising grandchildren and others who have stepped up to raise relative children when birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide that care.


Our Family Enrichment Programs address the unique issues and challenges that come with raising relative children and help strengthen the family unit. 


Our family advocates help caregivers navigate systems and connect with  help families navigate systems and connect families with community resources and provide care givers  support  Our family advocataddress the unique issues and challenges  Kinship Care Advocates  Advocates help families navigate systemsOur goal is to help make your kinship journey a little easier.    

There is no cost for our services. 


Discussion/Support Groups

Parenting/Lifeskills Classes

Respite Care

Resource and Referral

​Legal Clinics

Trainings/Workshops

Advocate Support

Family Activities


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