Kinship Support Services

Are You a Relative Caregiver Taking Care of Another Relative’s Child?
Ms WinYou Are Not Alone!
Recent figures show that there are 20,000 minor-aged children living in households headed by grand-parents and other relative caregivers in Alameda County alone. Click here to read Ms. Wingate's story.

What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives, godparents, step-parents, 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. 

How Can Family Support Services Help Me?
Our Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) leads a collaborative of partners who offer an array of services from which caregivers can choose. Services are offered in English and Spanish, and may include:

How Do I get Started?
The First Step is to Call: (510) 834-2443 ext. 3008
Tell Us What You Need:
Our experienced staff will talk with you about your unique situation, and how our program can work with you to meet your family’s goals.
Schedule an Appointment:
We can come to your home, or you can come to our office. It’s your choice. 
Come to a Support Group:
Our groups are free, and you will meet others who understand your successes and challenges. Learn about Support Groups Here.