KINSHIP SUPPORT SERVICES
As we are ALL in this TOGETHER during this global challenging time, The Kinship Support Services Program continues to provide services to Kinship Families and Non-Related Extended Family Members who are caring for their kin-children. Our Kinship staff continues to engage families by providing crisis intervention, emotional support, educational support, and encouragement. During this time, we are also providing bi-weekly bulletins that include relevant resources, current essential information and fun activities for our caregivers and youth. If you or someone you know is in need of Kinship Supportive Services, please call the Kinship Program staff at Office: (510) 834-2443 ext. 3008 or Mobile: (510) 316-6737. Be safe and be healthy.
Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives; grandparents, adult siblings, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child. Kinship families offer a positive, stable, safe alternative placement for children who are unable to live with their biological parents. The Kinship Support Services Program offers much-needed support to kinship families.
Can the Kinship Support Services Program help me?
Since 2001, Family Support Services’ Kinship Support Services Program has provided services to caregivers who are caring for a relative child (including fictive-kin, people who are unrelated by blood or marriage but who have an emotionally significant relationship). Services are provided to families who live in Northern Alameda County, including Albany through Oakland, and all areas in the east and west of the target area. The Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) provides the following supportive services:
- Information and Referrals. Includes but is not limited to:
- Community Resources Permanency Options
- Financial Options
- Crisis intervention
- Intensive home-based case management services
- Advocacy and assistance with navigating through supportive systems
- Support Group (Click Here)
- Educational workshops and community trainings (Click Here)
- Educational advocacy and academic support
- Youth program (Click Here)
Services are offered in English and Spanish.
Some events have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back later for updates.
*MAKING PROUD CHOICES HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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All of our services are offered to families at no cost to them.
Call (510) 834-2443 ext. 3008 and join us at a support group where you will meet other caregivers who understand your successes and challenges…