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KINSHIP SUPPORT SERVICES
People have always cared for their relatives' children; however, most have done so with little formal help. Lack of assistance may lead to family stress that impacts the entire family. Our Kinship Care Program is intended to provide support to relative caregivers by helping families access necessary services, expanding family support systems, and ultimately reducing stress to promote family stability.
NOTE: The intake number for Kinship Care Services in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties has changed. The new number is 1-888-920-8761.
If you are a family in need of Kinship Care Services you may self-refer or have a community provider fill out and submit the following applications: For Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, call 1-888-920-8761. For Hillsborough County, download and complete the Hillsborough application. For Pinellas and Pasco Counties, download and complete the Pinellas/Pasco application.
The Children’s Home Announces Federal Grant Award to Expand Kinship Services
The Children’s Home, Inc. is pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a Federal Family Connection Grant from the Children’s Bureau. The only such grant awarded in Florida, and one of only seven awarded in the country, the grant supports Child Welfare/TANF Collaboration in Kinship Navigation Programs. This major award will enable The Children’s Home and its partner agencies, including the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, to begin a significant new program to better assist kinship caregivers to receive the financial help and other community services for which they are eligible. Read More - Press Release
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New Videos From The August Edition of JWB-TV
They have an in-depth feature about the Kinship Services Network and we speak with Gerald Syrkett, the co-Chair of the African American Mental Health Initiative. Click Here to view these on-line and to find television channels and air-times for the show.
The Caregiver Hour - Listen Live Now
The Caregiver Hour is a radio show hosted by Kim Linder, founder of Senior Holistic Living and creator of The New Age of Caregiving Symposium. Her aim is to support caregivers by providing encouragement, advice and helpful resources.
Upcoming Support Group Dates
Note: Support group locations vary. Please click on the date and time for more information. For all support groups, please call to RSVP your attendance in advance to the contact provided. Please call Larry Cooper at (813) 901-3423 for Hillsborough & Pasco support groups; call Leester Williams (727) 785-2762 for Pinellas support groups.
FL Supreme Court Chapter 751 Forms for Temporary Custody Of Minor Children By Extended Family
How-to ACCESS PowerPoint Links
The Kinship Care Network of Hillsborough offered by The Children's Home, Inc., is sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County and United Way in collaboration with Partners of Hillsborough from the Y:
The Kinship Care Network of Pinellas program offered by The Children's Home, Inc., is sponsored by the Juvenile Welfare Board, The Children's Services Council of Pinellas County.
The Kinship Care Network of Pasco program offered by The Children's Home, Inc., is sponsored by Eckerd Community Alternatives.
Expansion of Kinship Services through the KIN-TECH demonstration project, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, Grant 90CF0050. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders. This information is in the public domain. Readers are encouraged to copy and share it but please credit The Children's Home, Inc., with all grantee materials, products, publications, news releases, etc., produced, developed and disseminated with resources made available under this cooperative agreement.